Flash Flood Watch In Effect

There is a growing concern about the potential for Flash Flooding for our area.  The National Weather Service has issued a “Flash Flood Watch now until Tuesday afternoon for central Alabama, northeast Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west-central Alabama.”  On Monday, the chance of precipitation is 100% where some storms could produce heavy rainfall and there is a possibility of a thunderstorm as well.

The Flash Flood Watch is affecting the following counties.

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, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa.

Remember, a watch means get prepared.  A warning means to take action.  I want to remind those that live near or on a river or reside in a flood-prone area to be mindful of the potential for flash flooding.   The National Weather Service also mentions that the “Forecast rainfall of four to six inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Some of the rainfall will occur over a three to six-hour window, resulting in the flash flooding.”

We will continue to monitor this situation and update you.  @MaryKRadio

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(Source) For the full details about the Flash Flood Watch from the National Weather Service click here.