The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect through this evening.

The text of the watch is as follows:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE TONIGHT...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, including
  the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Blount,
  Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Perry, Shelby, St.
  Clair, Talladega, and Walker. In east central Alabama, Calhoun,
  Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, 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.

* Through late tonight

* One to two inches of rainfall with locally higher amounts around
  three inches in thunderstorms falling on saturated soils across
  the watch area.



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.