Flood Potential Outlook
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL

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Hydrologic Outlook
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
318 PM CST Mon Dec 18 2017

...Heavy Rainfall and Flooding Possible Later This Week...

There will be a couple of chances for heavy rainfall to impact the
Tennessee Valley this week, with the first occurring over
Tuesday/Wednesday, and the next occurring Friday/Saturday. Rainfall
totals with the Tuesday/Wednesday event may range from 1.5" to 3",
with the highest totals occurring over Northwest Alabama.

The second chance for heavy rainfall arrives Friday as a cold front
approaches the area from the West. Several disturbances will develop
and move Northeast across the area, bringing rainfall totals of 1.5"
to 4", again with the highest totals occurring over Northwest
Alabama.

Assuming we receive 4-6" of rainfall (total) over the span of 5
days, flooding concerns will increase heading into the weekend. While
much of the first round of rainfall may be absorbed, this may
increase the runoff during the second event, and we`ll have to
closely watch area creeks and rivers during this time.

Take the time now and know what to do when/if a flood warning is
issued for your location. While life-threatening flash flooding is
not anticipated, flooding is certainly possible. During the holiday
season, a lot of people are traveling in areas and on roadways that
they are not as familiar with. Be sure to check in with those
traveling during this time and let them know of alternate routes to
destinations. Turn Around, Don`t Drown!

For additional hydrologic information, visit our website at
weather.gov/huntsville..

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