Flash Flood Watch Goes into Effect at 1:00 am Thursday for North Alabama

| March 24, 2021 @ 2:14 pm

NWS Huntsville has issued a Flash Flood Watch starting at 1 am Thursday morning for Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan counties in North Alabama until 1 am Friday morning. Here is the text from NWS Huntsville:

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.


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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