Flash Flooding possible again today (8-11-17)

According to the National Weather Service office in Birmingham heavy rainfall on Thursday produced saturated soils across much of eastern Alabama. Elmore County is under a Flash Flood Watch until midnight, tonight. Also according to the NWS, any additional rainfall generally along and east of Interstate 65 could result in localized flash flooding as well as rises in creeks and streams. The flooding threat will likely continue through the evening before ending around Midnight.  Below is the Flash Flood Watch statement issued by the NWS Weather Forecast Office in Birmingham along with a graphic showing the forecast for today.

Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch

National Weather Service Birmingham AL

310 AM CDT Fri Aug 11 2017

…Flash Flooding Possible Across East Central Alabama…

.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.





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Including the cities of Oneonta, Gadsden, Anniston, Centre,

Heflin, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster,

Pell City, Moody, Talladega, Sylacauga, Ashland, Roanoke,

Clanton, Rockford, Alexander City, Dadeville, Valley, Lanett,

Lafayette, Prattville, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka,

Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Union Springs, Auburn, Opelika,

Phenix City, Troy, and Eufaula

310 AM CDT Fri Aug 11 2017



The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east

central Alabama, northeast Alabama, and southeast Alabama,

including the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga,

Blount, Chilton, Coosa, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes,

Montgomery, Shelby, St. Clair, and Talladega. In east central

Alabama, Calhoun, Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon,

Randolph, Russell, and Tallapoosa. In northeast Alabama,

Cherokee and Etowah. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock,

and Pike.

* From 10 AM CDT this morning through this evening

* Heavy rainfall will likely develop again this afternoon across

portions of Central Alabama. With already saturated ground in

place any additional rain could result in localized flash



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.