A beautiful day, but rain is on the way

I sure hope you got outside today and enjoyed this beautiful weather. I headed west this morning, over toward Jackson, to run the “Race on the Trace” 5-mile run at the Natchez Trace State Park. It was a chilly start and the hills were atrocious! Still, it was a good race and I managed to average 8.6 min/mile. I snapped some pics on my drive back home along the beautiful Natchez Trace Parkway.

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As for the forecast, we’re still on track for some significant rainfall over the next few days. Be advised that the rain may start out as a wintry mix in the morning, though no major problems are expected. Still, be careful if you’re out early in the morning.

Rainfall amounts of 2-3″ are possible across the plateau from Sunday to Tuesday. With saturated soils, we could be dealing with some flooding. A flash flood watch has been issued by the NWS for Fentress, Overton, and Pickett Counties on the Cumberland Plateau. That certainly doesn’t mean Cumberland County won’t see flooding, though, so don’t let your guard down. We may be added to the watch before all is said and done.

Below is the map of the flood watch. These are areas that were hit hard by Thursday’s rains. In my opinion, the northern half of Cumberland County should have been added to this watch, as we picked up just as much rain Thursday as the areas in this watch did, and we’re expecting as much rain to fall in the coming days as folks in the watch are.

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This morning, the almanac for yesterday wasn’t ready. I promised I’d release that later and here it is!

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Record high: 69 (1999)

Record low: -3 (1995)

I hope you all have a great evening! Tomorrow is Sunday Story time, so look for that in the morning! I’ll update the blog tomorrow, as needed, to keep you abreast of any weather developments you need to know about!

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