Flash Flood Watch in Effect Until 6PM Tonight for Much of Central Alabama
More rain is in the forecast today, exacerbating flooding concerns across the state. The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect for many of the counties in our listening area. The text of the watch is listed below.
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...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON... The Flash Flood Watch continues for * Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, southeast Alabama, and west central Alabama, including the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Lowndes, Montgomery, and Perry. In east central Alabama, Chambers, Clay, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa. In southeast Alabama, Bullock. In west central Alabama, Greene, Hale, Marengo, and Sumter. * Through 6 PM today. * Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches with locally higher amounts are possible in a short amount of time. * Ongoing river flooding may be worsened and the high creeks and streams may affect the runoff of the new rainfall and produce flooding. 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.