Flash Flood Watch Southwest Alabama


The National Weather Service in Mobile has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from Sunday morning through Monday morning for southwest Alabama.

Counties included in the watch are Butler, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Escambia, Baldwin, Mobile, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox.

A frontal boundary stalled along the coast will lift northward as a warm front on Sunday as low pressure developing along the southeast Texas coast tracks northeast into western Tennessee by Monday morning.

A cold front moving east out of the Southern Plains Sunday will approach the area by Monday morning. A line of thunderstorms ahead of the front combined with deep layered moisture over much of the Central Gulf coast region will continue to support the potential of excessive rainfall over portions of southwest Alabama Sunday through Monday morning.

Rainfall will range from 2 to 4 inches with locally higher amounts up to 6 inches possible.

The ground in some portions of the forecast area is already saturated and any additional rainfall will likely result in flash flooding.

In addition to the heavy rain, some thunderstorms may become severe with damaging winds and a few tornadoes.