NWS: Worst of rainfall happened Wednesday locally

Published 9:43 am Thursday, August 31, 2017

Meteorologists from the National Weather Service in Mobile are predicting that yesterday’s rain was the worst of what is to come.

They said there is more rain in the forecast, but it should decline each day throughout the weekend.

According to forecasts, approximately three inches of rain fell in the area Wednesday, Today they are predicting for there to be about an inch, and on Saturday about a half an inch.

The heavy part of the showers moved to the east early this morning.

Covington County is under a Flash Flood Watch until 6 p.m., today.

The rain has incresased water levels in local rivers, according to the Yellow Rivers Watershed Management website, but the local rivers are far below flood stages.

The water level for the Yellow River on Hwy. 55 and Hwy. 84, as both are sitting around 5 feet deep after the rainfall yesterday, according to the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management website.

The Conecuh River at River Falls was sitting at 7.5 feet on Wednesday evening far from its 37 feet flood stage.

According to the gauges at Yellow River, there has been 1.60 inches of rain in the last three days at the Hwy. 55 station and 1.47 inches at the Hwy. 84 station.