Flash Flood Watch For Areas Along And West Of Interstate 65 Saturday

Aiming To Prepare, Not To Scare

Flash Flood Watch For Areas Along And West Of Interstate 65 Saturday

The most dominant threat with thunderstorms on Saturday will be torrental rainfall. When it’s all said and done, some areas could receive to as much as 3″ of rain especially across northwest Alabama. This is less than previously mentioned, where model data was showing closer to 6″.

Hazards Map

 

…A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for portions of northwest and
north central Alabama Saturday and Saturday evening…

.Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy showers and thunderstorms
are possible along and ahead of an approaching cold front across
much of north central and northwest Alabama Saturday into Saturday
evening. Total rainfall amounts around 3 to 4 inches, with locally
higher amounts, possible across the watch area. The threat for
heavy rain and thunderstorms will then diminish from west to east
after Midnight Sunday, as the front begins to move across the
Tennessee Valley region.

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Including the cities of Florence, Muscle Shoals, Sheffield,
Tuscumbia, Russellville, Red Bay, Moulton, Town Creek, Athens,
Decatur, and Cullman
231 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH LATE
SATURDAY NIGHT…

The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of north central Alabama and
northwest Alabama, including the following areas, in north
central Alabama, Cullman, Limestone, and Morgan. In northwest
Alabama, Colbert, Franklin AL, Lauderdale, and Lawrence.

* From 7 AM Saturday morning through 1 AM Sunday.

* Multiple rounds of moderate to heavy rainfall and thunderstorms
may result in excessive rainfall amounts around 3 to 4 inches,
with locally higher amounts.

* Urban areas, lowlands adjacent to rivers and streams, and low
water crossings will be the most vulnerable to the excessive
rainfall and possible 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.

…Heavy Rainfall May Cause Flooding Across West Central
Alabama…

.A line of thunderstorms moving through Central Alabama on
Saturday is forecast to result in several inches of rainfall. This
could result in flooding of poor drainage and low lying areas, as
well as rises on rivers and creeks.

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Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette,
Double Springs, Jasper, Oneonta, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa,
Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Livingston,
Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion, Centreville, Clanton,
Demopolis, Linden, and Selma
440 PM CDT Fri Apr 13 2018

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM SATURDAY MORNING UNTIL 1
AM SUNDAY MORNING…

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, generally
along and west of a line from Oneonta to Clanton to Selma.

* From Saturday morning through late Saturday night.

* Rainfall totals of three to four inches could result in flooding
of poor drainage and low lying areas, as well as rises along
rivers and creeks.

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.

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