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Flash Flood Watch Friday 9 a.m to 9 p.m.

CULLMAN -  The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a FLASH FLOOD WATCH for our area, in effect from 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, July 28.

A cold front approaching from the north will bring widespread showers and thunderstorms across much of the Tennessee Valley during Friday. Total rainfall amounts should range in the 1-and-a-half to 2 inch range; however, some spots could receive locally higher amounts, due to very high amounts of moisture present in the atmosphere. Runoff from very heavy showers could produce flash flooding of flood prone areas.

Counties included in the watch are Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin AL, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Jackson, De Kalb, Cullman, Moore, Lincoln and Franklin TN.

Localized amounts of more than 3 inches are possible, especially if showers repeatedly affect an area, coupled with the very high amounts of moisture in the atmosphere. Locations around the Tennessee Valley that recently received heavy rainfall would be more susceptible to 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.

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