Flash Flood Watch Central Alabama

 

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The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch in effect from Monday morning through Tuesday afternoon for central Alabama.

Counties included in the watch are Autauga… Bibb… Blount… Chilton… Coosa…Dallas… Elmore… Jefferson… Perry… Shelby… St. Clair… Talladega and Walker. In east central Alabama… Calhoun… Chambers… Clay… Cleburne… Randolph and Tallapoosa. In northeast Alabama… Cherokee and Etowah. In northwest Alabama… Marion and Winston. In west central Alabama…Fayette… Greene… Hale… Lamar… Marengo… Pickens… Sumter and Tuscaloosa.

Widespread heavy rainfall of 1 to 3 inches is expected in the watch area… with localized higher amounts.

The accumulated rainfall expected with this system will be enough to aggravate some rivers and streams that are already running above normal.

Some rivers are forecast to reach stages of minor flooding. Roadways in low lying areas will likely flood… especially roads that are close to creeks and streams. Ponding of water will be likely in urban areas where poor drainage exists.