Flash Flood Watch in Effect Until Late Tonight
Rain is once again in the forecast for West Alabama, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect until late tonight.
Today's forecast calls for a near 100% chance of showers, and rainfall accumulations of 1.5 to 2.5 inches are possible throughout the day and into the evening. The text of the Flash Flood Watch is below.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM CST THIS MORNING THROUGH LATE TONIGHT... The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, and west central Alabama, including the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker. In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Randolph, and Tallapoosa. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. * From 7 AM CST this morning through late tonight * Several rounds of showers and storms may produce rainfall totals of one and one half to two and one half inches, with locally higher totals in a short period of time. * With the saturated soils already in place, even an inch of rain may cause localized flash flooding. Use caution while driving. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation. You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.