The Tennessee Valley recorded heavy rain Monday, in Huntsville breaking a 112-year-old daily rain record! With more rain on the way, while beneficial, it will increase the chance of flooding. Ponding of roadways and rises of rivers and streams are likely. One river that will be impacted by rising waters is the Paint Rock River at Woodville.
A Flood Warning for the Paint Rock River has been extended to early Friday morning. The river is forecast to crest at 16.5 feet just after midnight Thursday before gradually falling below flood stage Friday.
At 15 feet, the river will mostly flood bottomland near the river including farmland and pastureland. If you encounter flooding, remember to turn around, don’t drown.