River gauge

The gauge at the Tennessee River at Florence indicates the river level is around the 13-inch mark, which is well below the 18-foot flood stage. [BERNIE DELINSKI/TIMESDAILY]

The Shoals has experienced dry conditions in recent weeks, following what started as an extremely rainy 2019, but wet weather is on the way, forecasters said.

Wednesday's forecast calls for a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2 p.m., according to the weather service. That increases to 50 percent Wednesday night and 70 percent Thursday and Thursday night.

Rain chances are 80 percent Friday and Saturday and 70 percent Sunday and Monday, according to the forecast.

The area has received only .15 of an inch of rainfall since May 12, according to National Weather Service data.

The Shoals still is way ahead in rainfall totals for the year, receiving 33.28 inches thus far, according to weather service data. The normal amount for this time of year is 24.01 inches.

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

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