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Flash Flood Watch

Flood Watch
National Weather Service Birmingham AL
332 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

...Flash Flooding Possible Across Northern Portions of Central
Alabama Friday...

.Several rounds of thunderstorms are possible Friday and Friday
evening. Storms will produce heavy rainfall, 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-
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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
332 PM CDT Thu Jul 27 2017

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM FRIDAY MORNING THROUGH FRIDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch 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 Friday morning through Friday evening

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


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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