Flood Watch Issued in Advance of Tuesday’s Severe Weather Threat in Alabama
The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flood Watch from Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 4:00 pm until Wednesday, March 23, 2022, at 7:00 am for portions of Central and West Alabama. Counties included in the flood watch are as follows:
Excessive runoff may result in flooding of rivers, creeks, streams, and other low-lying and flood-prone locations.
Flooding may occur in poor drainage and urban areas.
Ground conditions are saturated from recent heavy rainfall, and streams and creeks are swollen. A strong storm system will impact the area Tuesday afternoon and Tuesday night, bringing the threat of heavy rainfall. Forecast rainfall totals are in the 1-3 inch range in the watch area, and any localized heavy rainfall could lead to flash flooding.