NWS Birmingham Modifies Flash Flood Watch; Cancels Most Counties, Adjusts Time For Others

| January 14, 2020 @ 8:15 pm

…FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS CANCELLED…

The Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east-central Alabama, northeast Alabama, and northwest Alabama has been canceled. The rainfall expected the next 12 hours is not anticipated to cause additional flooding. Those counties are Autauga, Blount, Calhoun, Chambers, Cherokee, Chilton, Clay, Cleburne, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Etowah, Jefferson, Marion, Randolph, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, Tallapoosa, Walker, and Winston.


…FLASH FLOOD WATCH NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL MIDNIGHT CST TONIGHT…

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for

* Portions of central Alabama and west-central Alabama, including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb and Perry. In west-central Alabama, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa.

* Until midnight CST tonight

* Additional rainfall totals up to one-quarter of an inch are possible on already saturated soils.

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.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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