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Signs protrude from the floodwaters at McFarland Park. The Tennessee River was at 21.69 feet on Friday, which is 3.69 feet above flood level. [MATT MCKEAN/TIMESDAILY]

The flood warning for the Tennessee River at Florence has been extended to 12:45 a.m. Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service office in Huntsville.

On Friday, the river was at 21.69 feet, which is 3.69 feet above flood level. It is expected to start receding today but remain above flood stage at least into Monday, according to the weather service's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.

However, the forecast calls for a 30% chance of rain today and 90% chance Saturday, followed by a 70% chance Monday night and 80% Tuesday.

The Shoals has received 27.67 inches of rainfall thus far this year, which is 14.41 inches above normal for this time of year, according to weather service data.

That includes 7.33 inches this past Monday. The normal for the entire month is 4.76 inches, according to the data.

bernie.delinski@timesdaily.com or 256-740-5739. Twitter @TD_BDelinski

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