As of 7:00 A.M. June 21, 2017
Graphic, Hazardous Weather Outlook and Flash Flood Watch information below:
Hazardous Weather Outlook
National Weather Service Birmingham AL 445 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017 ALZ011>015-017>050-221245- Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-Cherokee- Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-Talladega- Clay-Randolph-Sumter-Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Tallapoosa- Chambers-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga-Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon- Bullock-Lee-Russell-Pike-Barbour- 445 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017 This Hazardous Weather Outlook is for the counties served by the National Weather Service office in Birmingham. .DAY ONE...Today and Tonight. Widespread rainfall will occur today and tonight due to a tropical air mass in place east of Tropical Storm Cindy. Flash flooding will be possible mainly along and south of a Sulligent to Jasper to Wetumpka to Eufaula line due to rainfall amounts of 2 to 5 inches with locally higher amounts. There is also a low confidence threat of a brief tornado after 8 PM tonight south of a Livingston to Fort Deposit line. .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...Thursday through Tuesday. There is a threat for brief tornadoes and isolated damaging wind gusts Thursday and Friday as the center of Tropical Storm Cindy tracks west of the area. The two windows of the relatively greatest threat will be during the day on Thursday west of Interstate 65, and then during the afternoon and evening hours on Friday across northwestern portions of Central Alabama. A risk of flash flooding will continue Thursday and Friday, primarily across the western half of Central Alabama. .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT... Activation of storm spotters and emergency management may be needed now through Friday due to the multiple threats across the area.
Flash Flood Watch National Weather Service Birmingham AL 326 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017 ...Heavy Rains and Flooding Possible Across Portions of Central Alabama... ALZ012-013-015-022>025-030>036-039>046-049-050-212100- /O.NEW.KBMX.FF.A.0003.170621T1500Z-170623T0000Z/ /00000.0.ER.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.000000T0000Z.OO/ Lamar-Fayette-Walker-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-Sumter- Greene-Hale-Perry-Bibb-Chilton-Coosa-Marengo-Dallas-Autauga- Lowndes-Elmore-Montgomery-Macon-Bullock-Pike-Barbour- Including the cities of Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette, Jasper, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana, Pelham, Alabaster, Livingston, Eutaw, Greensboro, Moundville, Marion, Centreville, Clanton, Rockford, Demopolis, Linden, Selma, Prattville, Fort Deposit, Hayneville, Wetumpka, Tallassee, Montgomery, Tuskegee, Union Springs, Troy, and Eufaula 326 AM CDT Wed Jun 21 2017 ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a * Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, southeast Alabama, and west central Alabama, including the following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Chilton, Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry, Shelby, and Walker. In east central Alabama, Macon. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock, and Pike. In west central Alabama, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter, and Tuscaloosa. * From 10 AM CDT this morning through Thursday evening * Moderate to heavy rains will continue to stream in from the south as the northern bands of Tropical Storm Cindy moves northwest. Rainfall of 2 to 5 inches is possible with locally near 6 inches in the southwest. This will be a prolonged heavy rain event and flooding could persist for some time. Flash flood warnings as well as areal flood warnings may be issued as the rain begins to pile up. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... 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.