Flood Watches Issued for North and West-Central Alabama
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Watch from 6 pm tonight (Sunday, February 28, 2021) until tomorrow at 6 am (Monday, March 1, 2021). This affects Lamar, Marion, and Winston Counties.
For these areas, tonight into tomorrow, it is expected to receive 1 to 1 ½ inches of rain. There could be some locally higher amounts as well. These areas have already been saturated from last Thursday and Friday’s rains.
Areas of heavy rain along and ahead of a cold front tonight may cause minor flooding in the far northwest counties of Central Alabama. This may cause ponding of water in low-lying areas. Use caution for any travel overnight.
Minor river flooding is expected across portions of the Tombigbee River basin. Please refer to river flood statements for specific information.
The National Weather Service in Huntsville has a Flash Flood Watch issued for Colbert, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan Counties. This starts at 9 pm tonight (Sunday, February 28, 2021) and goes until noon on Monday (March 1, 2021).
Remember the rule, Turn Around, Don’t Drown! If you have to question if you can drive through a portion of standing water, the answer is you probably can’t. Use caution when dealing with flooded areas.
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