Rain on the way, Flash flood watch issued for Tuesday and Wednesday




FLOOD WATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TALLAHASSEE FL
417 AM EST MON DEC 22 2014

…A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS NOW IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY MORNING
THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA…SOUTHWEST
AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA…AND ALL OF THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND
PANHANDLE…

.A DEVELOPING LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM OFF TO OUR WEST WILL CONTINUE TO
OPEN UP PLENTY OF MOISTURE IN THE GULF OF MEXICO THROUGH THE MIDDLE
OF THIS WEEK…WITH A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP AND SWEEP A STRONG COLD FRONT THROUGH OUR REGION BY
WEDNESDAY EVENING. THIS SYSTEM…WITH ITS VAST ONSHORE FLOW…WILL
HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BRING HEAVY RAIN TO MUCH OF OUR REGION ON
BOTH TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. WITH EMBEDDED HEAVY THUNDERSTORMS…
SOME OF WHICH COULD BE SEVERE…THE POTENTIAL FOR WIDESPREAD
RAINFALL TOTALS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES (WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS)
COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING IN CERTAIN LOCATIONS. THE MOST LIKELY
AREAS FOR FLOODING WILL BE LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS…BUT
WIDESPREAD 4 TO 6 INCH AMOUNTS COULD CAUSE FLOODING ON SOME OF OF
OUR MORE VULNERABLE RIVERS AND STREAMS AS WELL.

* FROM TUESDAY MORNING THROUGH WEDNESDAY EVENING

* WIDESPREAD RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 6 INCHES EXPECTED WITH
LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS.

* FLOODING OF LOW LYING AND POOR DRAINAGE AREAS LIKELY…WITH
POTENTIAL FLOODING OF SOME RIVERS AND STREAMS.

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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