Ahead of our next weather-producer, a Flash Flood Watch has been posted for all of north Alabama beginning Thursday morning. Rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches are expected. This on top of already saturated soil will make flash flooding a concern
Flood Watch National Weather Service Huntsville AL 143 PM CDT Wed Mar 24 2021 ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-250745- /O.NEW.KHUN.FF.A.0003.210325T0600Z-210326T0600Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Lauderdale-Colbert-Franklin AL-Lawrence-Limestone-Madison-Morgan- Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln-Franklin TN- Including the cities of Russellville, Winchester, Fort Payne, Red Bay, Cullman, Town Creek, Cowan, Estill Springs, Huntsville, Sheffield, Arab, Sewanee, Decatur, Lynchburg, Athens, Muscle Shoals, Decherd, Fayetteville, Albertville, Guntersville, Boaz, Rainsville, Tuscumbia, Moulton, Florence, and Scottsboro 143 PM CDT Wed Mar 24 2021 …FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT THURSDAY THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT… 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, DeKalb, Franklin AL, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall and Morgan. In southern middle Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln and Moore. From 1 AM CDT Thursday through late Thursday night Widespread heavy rainfall is forecast early Thursday morning as a warm front lifts northwards through the Tennessee Valley. This round of rain will produce 1 to 2 inches of rainfall across the area. This event will saturate the soils across the area. Another round of heavy rainfall is forecast later Thursday afternoon as severe storms approach from the west. These storms will be proficient rain producers. This additional rainfall will exacerbate any ongoing issues and lead to additional flooding issues Thursday afternoon and 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.