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Flash Flood Watch Through Early Weekend in Big Bend, S. Ga.

flash flood watch (03/31/2016)
Posted at 3:46 PM, Mar 31, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-31 15:46:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the National Weather Service ...


...HEAVY RAIN AND FLASH FLOODING POSSIBLE THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING... .SEVERAL ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AND MOVE ACROSS THE AREA AHEAD OF A SLOW MOVING COLD FRONT. THE HEAVIEST AND MOST WIDESPREAD RAINS ARE EXPECTED TO ARRIVE LATE THIS EVENING OVER THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA GRADUALLY SPREADING EASTWARD OVERNIGHT. RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE WATCH AREA ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES WITH ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 5 TO 6 INCHES POSSIBLE. THIS IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE LOCALIZED AREAS OF FLASH FLOODING IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS AND ALONG SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS.

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE...WESTERN BIG
  BEND...EXTREME SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...AND ALL OF SOUTHWEST AND
  SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA EXCEPT LANIER AND LOWNDES COUNTIES.

* THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING

* RAINFALL TOTALS OVER THE WATCH AREA ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM
  TWO TO FOUR INCHES WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS OF FIVE TO SIX
  INCHES POSSIBLE. 

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.