SUMMARY: A Flood Watch has been issued for north Alabama from Noon Tuesday (2/22) until Noon Wednesday (2/23)
DISCUSSION: Periods of moderate to heavy rainfall across the area will lead to flooding issues, especially near low-lying and flood-prone areas. Flash flooding is also possible for areas that receive repetitive heavy rainfall.
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED Flood Watch National Weather Service Huntsville AL 428 AM CST Mon Feb 21 2022 ALZ001>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-212115- /O.NEW.KHUN.FA.A.0002.220222T1800Z-220223T1800Z/ /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 428 AM CST Mon Feb 21 2022 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 12 PM CST TUESDAY THROUGH 12 PM CST WEDNESDAY... * WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is possible. * WHERE...All counties in northern Alabama, as well as Lincoln, Moore, and Franklin counties in southern Middle Tennessee. * WHEN...From 12 PM CST Tuesday through 12 PM CST Wednesday. * IMPACTS...Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations. Flash flooding is also possible. * ADDITIONAL DETAILS... - Widespread showers and thunderstorms will develop along a slow-moving cold front from late Tuesday afternoon through Tuesday evening. The front will drift slowly southeastward early Wednesday morning, providing several consecutive episodes of locally heavy rainfall. With a very moist airmass in place across the region, rainfall amounts ranging from 1-3 inches will lead to a high risk for both areal and flash flooding. - http://www.weather.gov/safety/flood PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be prepared to take action should flooding develop.