FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT THROUGH FEBRUARY 11, 2020
With the ground already saturated from recent heavy rains this past week, many flood warnings are still active still today. More heavy rain is forecast for Monday and Tuesday and then SEVERE Weather is forecast for Wednesday. Wednesday could see a Tornado Outbreak across the South.
Flooding is an ongoing problem right now. Areas that still have active flood warnings are:
Flood Warning for the Tennessee River at Whitesburg [AL] till further notice
Flood Warning for the Tennessee River at Florence [AL] till further notice
Flood Warning valid at Feb 11, 4:54 PM CST for the Paint Rock River near Woodville [AL] till Feb 14, 1:42 AM CST
Flood Warning valid at Feb 11, 10:12 AM CST for the Flint River at Brownsboro [AL] till Feb 12, 10:00 AM CST
Areal Flood Warning for Cherokee [AL] till 5:15 PM CST
Flood warning for southwest Cherokee County, along Terrapin Creek, from Cherokee Highway 71 North to the Coosa River until 5:15 pm today.
These are just a few of the active and current Flood Warnings. Additional heavy rainfall will over make flooding condition worse over the next few days. Take precautions now to protect yourself and your property. Evacuate flood prone areas to a safe location. Make sure you have several ways to receive warnings. Be weather alert this week.
From The Huntsville, Al. National Weather Service:
URGENT - IMMEDIATE BROADCAST REQUESTED FLOOD WATCH NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HUNTSVILLE AL 321 AM CST SUN FEB 9 2020 ...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED MONDAY INTO TUESDAY ACROSS NORTH ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE...WITH WIDESPREAD FLOODING POSSIBLE... .A SLOW MOVING FRONT WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION ON MONDAY BRINGING THE THREAT OF HEAVY RAINFALL AND FLOODING THROUGH TUESDAY ACROSS THE TENNESSEE VALLEY. WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2.5 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED, WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 5 INCHES POSSIBLE THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING. WITH THE SATURATED SOILS AND RECENT WIDESPREAD HEAVY RAINFALL, WIDESPREAD FLOODING IS POSSIBLE. LAUDERDALE-COLBERT-FRANKLIN AL-LAWRENCE-LIMESTONE-MADISON-MORGAN- MARSHALL-JACKSON-DEKALB-CULLMAN-MOORE-LINCOLN-FRANKLIN TN- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FLORENCE, MUSCLE SHOALS, SHEFFIELD, TUSCUMBIA, RUSSELLVILLE, RED BAY, MOULTON, TOWN CREEK, ATHENS, HUNTSVILLE, DECATUR, ALBERTVILLE, BOAZ, GUNTERSVILLE, ARAB, SCOTTSBORO, FORT PAYNE, RAINSVILLE, CULLMAN, LYNCHBURG, FAYETTEVILLE, WINCHESTER, SEWANEE, DECHERD, ESTILL SPRINGS, AND COWAN 321 AM CST SUN FEB 9 2020 ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN HUNTSVILLE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF ALABAMA AND SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING AREAS, IN ALABAMA, COLBERT, CULLMAN, DEKALB, FRANKLIN AL, JACKSON, LAUDERDALE, LAWRENCE, LIMESTONE, MADISON, MARSHALL, AND MORGAN. IN SOUTHERN MIDDLE TENNESSEE, FRANKLIN TN, LINCOLN, AND MOORE. * FROM MONDAY MORNING THROUGH TUESDAY AFTERNOON. * RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 2.5 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED WITH ISOLATED HIGHER AMOUNTS UP TO 5 INCHES. * THIS AMOUNT OF RAINFALL WILL LIKELY CAUSE FLOODING. PEOPLE IN THE WATCH AREA SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF HEAVY RAINFALL. AVOID LOW LYING AREAS...AND BE CAREFUL WHEN APPROACHING HIGHWAY DIPS AND UNDERPASSES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.