Flash Flood Watch Cullman County Friday August 11 2017
Issuer: National Weather Service, Huntsville & Brimingham, AL Date & Time: Friday, August 11, 2017 - 3:10 and 4:00 am Areas Affected: Cullman, Blount, Jefferson, Madison, Morgan, Marshall & other Counties across north and central Alabama
FLASH FLOOD WATCH this morning through the evening …
Wet to nearly saturated soils from recent heavy rainfall, and a threat for more heavy rain will bring a threat of flash flooding across portions of the Tennessee Valley. Areas covered by this Flash Flood Watch include locations along and east of Interstate 65.
Since Thursday, some locations in this area have received four to six inches of rain. Another one to two inches of rain are forecast into the evening. Runoff from this excessive rainfall will result in flooding or flash flooding, especially in low lying and other flood prone areas.
Heavy rainfall will likely develop again this afternoon across portions of Central Alabama. Generally the eastern half of Central Alabama received 1 to 2 inches of rain in the past 24 hours. Some areas received between 4 and 6 inches, with estimated totals even higher. While the highest totals remained isolated any additional rainfall over these areas could potentially result in flash
flooding, so stay prepared and weather aware.
Locations that received excessive rainfall over the last couple of days will be especially susceptible to flash flooding.
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.