TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) -- Soggy conditions this weekend may lead to periods of heavy rain, which can quickly trigger flooding conditions in some cases.
The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Watch for most of the Big Bend counties, and several south Georgia counties near the state line. The watch will be in effect through Sunday morning.
Some locations, especially near the coast and in the southeastern Big Bend, may receive about two to four inches of rain in general. Isolated instances of over six inches of rain through Sunday are possible.
Extremely heavy rain over a limited area of coverage can cause rapid accumulation of water, which can overwhelm drainage system and create standing water on roadways. Do not drive through water of unknown depth if it is encountered during and after heavy rainfall.
More information from the National Weather Service ...
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA AND GEORGIA...INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING IN FL...COASTAL BAY...COASTAL DIXIE...COASTAL FRANKLIN...COASTAL GULF...COASTAL JEFFERSON...COASTAL TAYLOR...COASTAL WAKULLA...CALHOUN... GADSDEN...INLAND BAY...INLAND DIXIE... INLAND FRANKLIN...INLAND GULF...INLAND JEFFERSON...INLAND TAYLOR...INLAND WAKULLA...LAFAYETTE...LEON...LIBERTY AND MADISON. IN GEORGIA...BERRIEN...BROOKS...COLQUITT...COOK... DECATUR...GRADY...LANIER...LOWNDES AND THOMAS. * FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY MORNING * WIDESPREAD RAINFALL TOTALS OF 3 TO 6 INCHES AND ISOLATED AREAS WITH EVEN HIGHER TOTALS MAY LEAD TO FLASH FLOODING. 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.