Flash Flood Watch in Effect Until 12 PM Friday, December 28, 2018
West Alabama could see up to three inches of rainfall today and tonight alone, and the National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect until 12 noon tomorrow (Friday, December 28, 2018).
The text for the Flash Flood Watch is below:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH FRIDAY AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama, including the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker. In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Randolph, and Tallapoosa. In northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama, Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. * From noon CST today through Friday afternoon * A weather system affecting Central Alabama through Friday is forecast to result in roughly 2 to 3.5 inches of rainfall, with locally higher amounts possible. Heaviest rainfall is expected this afternoon and into Friday morning from west to east. * Forecast heavy rainfall will cause saturated soil. Localized flooding may occur, especially in urban, low lying, and poor drainage areas. If you encounter flooded roadways when driving, Turn Around, Don`t Drown. 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.