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Posted at 4:55 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 16:55:51-05

WFO BIRMINGHAM Warnings, Watches and Advisories for Friday, February 22, 2019

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AREAL FLOOD WATCH

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

354 PM CST Wed Feb 20 2019

...Multiple Rounds of Heavy Rainfall to Impact Central Alabama...

...FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THROUGH LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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 LATE THURSDAY NIGHT...

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 late Thursday night

* Multiple rounds of heavy rainfall are anticipated for portions

of north central Alabama through Friday morning. Surface soil

conditions are already saturated, and much of this rainfall will

runoff quickly, filling low lying areas, ditches, and creeks.

Local rivers and streams will also rise due to excessive

rainfall locally and across upstream river basins. Total rain

amounts since Sunday are already 2 to 6 inches, with locally

higher amounts. An additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible

over the watch area through Friday morning. Yet another storm

system will slide through over the weekend and will monitor

closely for an extension of the watch.

* 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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