Flash Flood Watches Friday Morning Through Friday Night

National Weather Service Offices in Huntsville and Birmingham have put up a Flash Flood Watch for north and central Alabama beginning at 9:00 AM for the Tenneseee Valley and 10:00 am for the northern half of central Alabama:

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URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
327 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

…Flash Flood Watch for Friday morning through Friday evening…

.A cold front approaching from the north will bring widespread
showers and thunderstorms across much of the Tennessee Valley
during Friday. Total rainfall amounts should range in the one and
one half to two inch range, however some spots could receive
locally higher amounts, due to very high amounts of moisture
present in the atmosphere. Runoff from very heavy showers could
produce flash flooding of flood prone areas.

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab,
Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Cullman, Lynchburg,
Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs,
and Cowan
327 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Alabama and southern middle
Tennessee, including the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert,
Cullman, De Kalb, Franklin AL, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence,
Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan. In southern middle
Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln, and Moore.

* From Friday morning through Friday evening

* Showers and thunderstorms will affect the region during Friday,
producing generally one and one half to two inches of rainfall.
However localized amounts of over 3 inches are possible,
especially if showers repeatedly affect an area, coupled with
the very high amounts of moisture in the atmosphere.

* Locations around the Tennessee Valley that recently received
heavy rainfall would be more susceptible to flash 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.

 

URGENT – IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED
Flood Watch
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
332 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

…Flash Flooding Possible Across Northern Portions of Central
Alabama Friday…

.Several rounds of thunderstorms are possible Friday and Friday
evening. Storms will produce heavy rainfall, which could cause
localized flash flooding.

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Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette,
Double Springs, Jasper, Oneonta, Gadsden, Anniston, Centre,
Heflin, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana,
Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega, Sylacauga,
Ashland, Roanoke, and Centreville
332 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING…

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east
central Alabama, northeast Alabama, northwest Alabama, and
west central Alabama, including the following areas, in
central Alabama, Bibb, Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair,
Talladega, and Walker. In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay,
Cleburne, and Randolph. In northeast Alabama, Cherokee and
Etowah. In northwest Alabama, Marion and Winston. In west
central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* From Friday morning through Friday evening

* Above average rainfall amounts this summer and recent localized
heavy rainfall have resulted in a very saturated ground and
elevated stream and creek flow. Brief periods of heavy rain may
result in localized flash flooding across areas in north
Central Alabama tomorrow through tomorrow evening.

 

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.