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Flash Flood Watch

Areas Affected: Colbert; Cullman; DeKalb; Franklin; Jackson; Lauderdale; Lawrence; Limestone; Madison; Marshall; Morgan

NWS Huntsville (Northern Alabama)

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... ...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING... The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of Alabama and southern middle Tennessee, including the following areas, in Alabama, Colbert, Cullman, De Kalb, Franklin AL, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marshall, and Morgan. In southern middle Tennessee, Franklin TN, Lincoln, and Moore.

* From 7 AM CDT this morning through Thursday evening

* Rainfall of 2 to 4 inches is expected from today through Thursday evening along with locally higher amounts. Based on the amount of rain that has previously fallen, this will result in a heightened threat for flash flooding. The potential for flash flooding will be even greater if training of storms occur.

* Low water crossings and poor drainage areas will likely be the locations with the highest risk of flash flooding.

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.


Flash Flood Warning

Areas Affected: Itawamba; Lee; Pontotoc; Union

NWS Memphis (Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Northern Mississippi)

The National Weather Service in Memphis has extended the

* Flash Flood Warning for... Northeastern Pontotoc County in northeastern Mississippi... Southeastern Union County in northeastern Mississippi... Northwestern Itawamba County in northeastern Mississippi... Central Lee County in northeastern Mississippi...

* Until 700 AM CDT.

* At 407 AM CDT...Doppler Radar estimates 3 to 4.5 inches of rain has occurred over the past 3 hours. Showers and thunderstorms will produce an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain over the next 3 hours.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Tupelo, Pontotoc, Trace State Park, Tombigbee State Park, Saltillo, Guntown, Plantersville, Pratts Friendship, Blair, Furrs, Sherman, Blue Springs, Endville, Branyan, Eggville, Kirkville, Jug Fork, Flowerdale, Rough Edge and Nixon.

Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood deaths occur in vehicles. Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. A Flash Flood Warning means that flooding is imminent or occurring. If you are in the warned area move to higher ground immediately. Residents living along streams and creeks should take immediate precautions to protect life and property.


Flood Advisory

Areas Affected: Lee; Pontotoc; Prentiss; Union

NWS Memphis (Western Tennessee, Eastern Arkansas and Northern Mississippi)

The National Weather Service in Memphis has issued a

* Flood Advisory for... Northwestern Pontotoc County in northeastern Mississippi... Union County in northeastern Mississippi... Northern Lee County in northeastern Mississippi... Prentiss County in northeastern Mississippi...

* Until 700 AM CDT.

* At 405 AM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to thunderstorms. This will cause minor flooding in the advisory area. 1 TO 2 inches of rain have fallen.

* Some locations that will experience flooding include... Booneville, New Albany, Baldwyn, Guntown, Ecru, Keownville, New Harmony, Burton, Wheeler, Etta, Pinedale, Thaxton, Myrtle, Marietta, Toccopola, Shari, Graham, Esperanza, Thrasher and Pumpkin Center. Additional rainfall of 1 TO 2 inches is expected over the area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.

Be especially cautious at night when it is harder to recognize the dangers of flooding. A Flood Advisory means river or stream flows are elevated, or ponding of water in urban or other areas is occurring or is imminent.


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