Flash Flood Watch In Effect Through Monday Morning [VIDEO]
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of Alabama until Monday morning. Heavy rainfall is expected as showers make their way across the state today and Sunday. Tuscaloosa could see close to three inches of rain; even heavier amounts are possible further south.
The video below from the National Weather Service explains the flooding threat in further detail.
The full text of the advisory is as follows:
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH LATE
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A
* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL ALABAMA...NORTHWEST
ALABAMA AND WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING
AREAS...IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...AUTAUGA...BIBB...BLOUNT...
SHELBY...ST. CLAIR...TALLADEGA AND WALKER. IN NORTHWEST
ALABAMA...MARION AND WINSTON. IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...
* FROM NOON CST TODAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING
* AVERAGE BASIN AVERAGE RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2 TO 3 INCHES ARE
EXPECTED TODAY THROUGH EARLY MONDAY MORNING. LOCALIZED HIGHER
AMOUNTS OF OVER 4 INCHES CANNOT BE RULED OUT FROM SHOWERS AND
ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS MOVING REPEATEDLY OVER THE SAME
AREAS...AND MAY CAUSE FLASH FLOODING. URBAN AREAS WILL BE
ESPECIALLY PRONE TO PONDING OF WATER AND FLOODING ISSUES. DUE TO
HEAVY RAINFALL THAT FELL ON DECEMBER 23RD...ALREADY SATURATED
GROUND CONDITIONS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO A HIGHER THREAT OF FLASH
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.