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Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 16:55:48-05

WFO BIRMINGHAM Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Tuesday, February 19, 2019

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AREAL FLOOD ADVISORY

Flood Advisory

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

351 PM CST TUE FEB 19 2019

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...

Northwestern Walker County in central Alabama...

Marion County in northwestern Alabama...

Winston County in northwestern Alabama...

Fayette County in west central Alabama...

Lamar County in west central Alabama...

* Until 945 PM CST.

* At 350 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated rain and thunderstorms

continuing across Walker, Marion, Winston, Fayette, and Lamar

Counties. This rain is falling on areas that are saturated from

previous rainfall, and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain

will continue to affect the area over the next few hours. Flooding

of some roadways is possible, especially in low-lying flood prone

areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Jasper, Hamilton, Winfield, Fayette, Haleyville, Carbon Hill,

Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Lynn, Arley, Guin, Hackleburg, Berry,

Double Springs, Brilliant, Addison, Glen Allen, Kennedy and

Detroit.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...

Northwestern Walker County in central Alabama...

Marion County in northwestern Alabama...

Winston County in northwestern Alabama...

Fayette County in west central Alabama...

Lamar County in west central Alabama...

* Until 945 PM CST.

* At 350 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated rain and thunderstorms

continuing across Walker, Marion, Winston, Fayette, and Lamar

Counties. This rain is falling on areas that are saturated from

previous rainfall, and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain

will continue to affect the area over the next few hours. Flooding

of some roadways is possible, especially in low-lying flood prone

areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Jasper, Hamilton, Winfield, Fayette, Haleyville, Carbon Hill,

Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Lynn, Arley, Guin, Hackleburg, Berry,

Double Springs, Brilliant, Addison, Glen Allen, Kennedy and

Detroit.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...

Northwestern Walker County in central Alabama...

Marion County in northwestern Alabama...

Winston County in northwestern Alabama...

Fayette County in west central Alabama...

Lamar County in west central Alabama...

* Until 945 PM CST.

* At 350 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated rain and thunderstorms

continuing across Walker, Marion, Winston, Fayette, and Lamar

Counties. This rain is falling on areas that are saturated from

previous rainfall, and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain

will continue to affect the area over the next few hours. Flooding

of some roadways is possible, especially in low-lying flood prone

areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Jasper, Hamilton, Winfield, Fayette, Haleyville, Carbon Hill,

Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Lynn, Arley, Guin, Hackleburg, Berry,

Double Springs, Brilliant, Addison, Glen Allen, Kennedy and

Detroit.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...

Northwestern Walker County in central Alabama...

Marion County in northwestern Alabama...

Winston County in northwestern Alabama...

Fayette County in west central Alabama...

Lamar County in west central Alabama...

* Until 945 PM CST.

* At 350 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated rain and thunderstorms

continuing across Walker, Marion, Winston, Fayette, and Lamar

Counties. This rain is falling on areas that are saturated from

previous rainfall, and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain

will continue to affect the area over the next few hours. Flooding

of some roadways is possible, especially in low-lying flood prone

areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Jasper, Hamilton, Winfield, Fayette, Haleyville, Carbon Hill,

Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Lynn, Arley, Guin, Hackleburg, Berry,

Double Springs, Brilliant, Addison, Glen Allen, Kennedy and

Detroit.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for...

Northwestern Walker County in central Alabama...

Marion County in northwestern Alabama...

Winston County in northwestern Alabama...

Fayette County in west central Alabama...

Lamar County in west central Alabama...

* Until 945 PM CST.

* At 350 PM CST, Doppler radar indicated rain and thunderstorms

continuing across Walker, Marion, Winston, Fayette, and Lamar

Counties. This rain is falling on areas that are saturated from

previous rainfall, and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain

will continue to affect the area over the next few hours. Flooding

of some roadways is possible, especially in low-lying flood prone

areas with poor drainage or near small creeks and streams.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include...

Jasper, Hamilton, Winfield, Fayette, Haleyville, Carbon Hill,

Vernon, Sulligent, Millport, Lynn, Arley, Guin, Hackleburg, Berry,

Double Springs, Brilliant, Addison, Glen Allen, Kennedy and

Detroit.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Turn around, don't drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood

deaths occur in vehicles.

The National Weather Service in Huntsville AL has issued a Flood

Warning for the Tennessee River at Florence

* until further notice.

* At 3 PM Tuesday the stage was 17.7 feet and rising.

* Flood Stage is 18.0 feet.

* Minor Flooding is forecast by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

* Forecast from the Tennessee Valley Authority...Rise above Flood

Stage by early this evening and crest near 19.3 feet by early

Thursday morning. The river is then forecast to begin to fall, but

is expected to remain above Flood Stage until further notice.

* Impact...At 21.5 feet...Water covers the parking lot of the Marina

at McFarland Park...with extensive flooding occurring at the soccer

fields and golf course within the park. Water is also beginning to

cover the road that goes underneath U.S. Highways 43 and 72 at the

new playground.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 21.5 feet

on Jul 12 2013.

RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 12PM 6PM 12AM 6AM CREST

LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME Tue Tue Wed Wed STG DAY TIME

TENNESSEE RIVER

Florence 18.0 17.7 Tue 3 PM 17.6 17.9 18.2 18.2 N/A

The National Weather Service in Huntsville AL has issued a Flood

Warning for the Tennessee River at Florence

* until further notice.

* At 3 PM Tuesday the stage was 17.7 feet and rising.

* Flood Stage is 18.0 feet.

* Minor Flooding is forecast by the Tennessee Valley Authority.

* Forecast from the Tennessee Valley Authority...Rise above Flood

Stage by early this evening and crest near 19.3 feet by early

Thursday morning. The river is then forecast to begin to fall, but

is expected to remain above Flood Stage until further notice.

* Impact...At 21.5 feet...Water covers the parking lot of the Marina

at McFarland Park...with extensive flooding occurring at the soccer

fields and golf course within the park. Water is also beginning to

cover the road that goes underneath U.S. Highways 43 and 72 at the

new playground.

* Flood history...This crest compares to a previous crest of 21.5 feet

on Jul 12 2013.

RIVER FLOOD OBSERVED 12PM 6PM 12AM 6AM CREST

LOCATION STAGE STG DAY TIME Tue Tue Wed Wed STG DAY TIME

TENNESSEE RIVER

Florence 18.0 17.7 Tue 3 PM 17.6 17.9 18.2 18.2 N/A

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH EARLY FRIDAY MORNING...

The Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast

Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,

Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.

In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, and Cleburne. In

northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama,

Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Lamar,

Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* Through early Friday morning

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north Central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already or will quickly become saturated, and

much of this rainfall will runoff, filling low lying areas,

ditches, and creeks. Local rivers and streams are also expected

to rise due to excessive rainfall locally and across upstream

river basins. Total rain amounts may reach 6 inches or more.

* Those with interests in flood prone or low lying areas, and

along local rivers in north and west Central Alabama, should

be ready to take action if water levels rise.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on

current forecasts.

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.

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