Rainy, rainy week ahead

Published 12:42 am Thursday, December 27, 2018

Flash flooding expected in much of Alabama

It appears Covington County will be just on the edge of a weather system expected to create flash flooding from Mississippi to North Carolina, including a track from Southwest Alabama through central Alabama and into Tennessee and Georgia.

The central most part of the state will receive up to 6 inches of rain over a six-day period that begins Thursday, according to the National Weather Service. 

There is a marginal risk of severe weather in the Escambia County, Ala., and the edge of Covington County Thursday afternoon into Thursday night.

The extreme Southeast portion of Alabama is only expected to receive 2 to 4 inches of rain between Thursday, Dec. 27, and Friday, Dec. 28.

It’s already been a rain December in Covington County, according to figures from the Choctawhatchee, Pea and Yellow Rivers Watershed Management Authority. Data collected by their flood management gauges shows 6.16 inches of rain at Yellow River on Hwy. 55 through the first 26 days of December, and 10.72 inches of rain recorded at the yellow River on Hwy. 84 in the same time period.

Highs will remain in the 60s into next week, when cooler temperatures will return.