Some rain today, river flood warning


Forecast by the National Weather Service in Mobile for the week.

HOLT, Fla., Feb. 12, 2018–The National Weather Service is calling for some widespread light-to-moderate rain across the region today into this evening as this frontal system moves out of the area.

There’s a 30 percent chance of showers tonight, mainly before midnight.

Weather service radar estimated up to at least 8 inches of rain fell during the past two days.

Rain totals at Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview, the official record for this area,  reported 4.59 inches for Saturday and Sunday.

Any additional rain totals today are generally expected to be a quarter of an inch or less. No  additional flooding due to new rainfall is expected.

Cloudy skies are expected to continue through most of the week. Today’s high should reach 67 degrees with 73 degrees tomorrow. Tonight’s overnight lows are expected to be in the mid-50s.

Thursday could see near record high temperatures, according to the NWS in Mobile.


Areas around the Blackwater River in Baker and the Shoal River in Crestview are under a flood warning.

Blackwater River flood state is 11 feet. Water is expected to rise to 11.9 feet by early afternoon today. It will begin to fall below flood stage by midnight. Flooding will affect secondary roads around Baker and lowland areas.

Shoal River flood stage is 8 feet. Water is expected to continue rising above flood stage to near 11.3 feet before it begins falling by noon Thursday. At 11 feet, flooding is a threat to the Rattlesnake Bluff and Trevor Court areas.

National Weather Service forecast

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