FLOOD WATCH Heavy Rainfall Potential Flooding This Weekend

by | Feb 9, 2018 | Breaking News, Extreme Weather, Weather

issued by National Weather Service Huntsville AL
4:09 am - Friday, February 9, 2018

FLOOD WATCH: Heavy Rainfall Potential Flooding This Weekend

A developing storm system over the central Gulf Coast states will translate into multiple waves of showers and potentially heavy
rainfall starting late tonight and continuing through Sunday.

Total rainfall amounts around 2 to 3 inches are possible with locally higher amounts. The threat for heavy rainfall and flooding
will come to an end Sunday afternoon as a low pressure system and attendant cold front move eastward across the area.

This Flood Watch is for portions of Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, including the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert,
Cullman, De Kalb, Franklin AL, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan. In southern middle Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln, and Moore.

From late tonight through Sunday afternoon:

Excessive runoff may result in flooding of some roads and low lying areas, along with area rivers and streams. The flooding threat is expected to end late Sunday afternoon from west to east with the passage of a frontal boundary.

People in the watch area should be aware for the possibility of heavy rainfall and flooding. Do not drive through water that covers a road.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS

A Flood Watch means there is a potential for flooding based on current forecasts.

You should monitor later forecasts and be alert for possible Flood Warnings. Those living in areas prone to flooding should be
prepared to take action should flooding develop.

FLOOD WATCH Heavy Rainfall Potential Flooding This Weekend

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