Flash Flood Watch
Issued by NWS Birmingham, AL

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Flood Watch
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
501 AM CDT Fri Jul 28 2017

...Flash Flooding Possible Across Northern Portions of Central
Alabama Today and Tonight...

.Several rounds of thunderstorms are likely today and into this
evening. The activity will produce heavy rainfall at times, which
could cause localized flash flooding.

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Marion-Lamar-Fayette-Winston-Walker-Blount-Etowah-Calhoun-
Cherokee-Cleburne-Pickens-Tuscaloosa-Jefferson-Shelby-St. Clair-
Talladega-Clay-Randolph-Bibb-
Including the cities of Hamilton, Sulligent, Vernon, Fayette,
Double Springs, Jasper, Oneonta, Gadsden, Anniston, Centre,
Heflin, Carrollton, Tuscaloosa, Birmingham, Hoover, Columbiana,
Pelham, Alabaster, Pell City, Moody, Talladega, Sylacauga,
Ashland, Roanoke, and Centreville
501 AM CDT Fri Jul 28 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM CDT THIS
MORNING THROUGH THIS EVENING...

The Flash Flood Watch continues for

* Portions of central Alabama, east central Alabama, northeast
  Alabama, northwest Alabama, and west central Alabama,
  including the following areas, in central Alabama, Bibb,
  Blount, Jefferson, Shelby, St. Clair, Talladega, and Walker.
  In east central Alabama, Calhoun, Clay, Cleburne, and
  Randolph. In northeast Alabama, Cherokee and Etowah. In
  northwest Alabama, Marion and Winston. In west central
  Alabama, Fayette, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa.

* From 10 AM CDT this morning through this evening.

* Above average rainfall amounts this summer and recent localized
  heavy rainfall have resulted in a very saturated ground
  conditions and elevated stream and creek flows. Brief periods of
  heavy rain may result in localized flash flooding across areas
  in north central Alabama.


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.

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