- Southeast Alabama, parts of the Panhandle of Florida are under a Flash Flood Watch.
- Expect the rain to begin Monday night, with a 100 percent chance of rain on Tuesday and a second round of storms on Wednesday.
- The rain chance continues through Thursday; 2-4 inches of rain are expected, with higher amounts possible in some places.
- The rain won’t bring cooler temperatures; expect highs in the 70s, including a high around 83 on Christmas Day, which is forecast to be partly sunny.
...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A * FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS...IN NORTH FLORIDA...FRANKLIN...JEFFERSON....WAKULLA...GADSDEN...LEON AND LIBERTY. IN SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...BEN HILL...BERRIEN... BROOKS...COLQUITT...COOK...DECATUR...GRADY...IRWIN... MITCHELL...THOMAS...TIFT...TURNER AND WORTH. * FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING. * SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE TONIGHT AND SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION THROUGH TUESDAY BRINGING PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN. A SECOND BATCH OF STORMS IS EXPECTED TO IMPACT THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY CONTINUING THE THREAT FOR FLASH FLOODING. * 2 TO 4 INCHES OF RAIN WITH LOCALLY HIGHER AMOUNTS ARE EXPECTED WITH THE FIRST SET OF STORMS. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN IS EXPECTED FROM THE SECOND BATCH OF STORMS...CREATING STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF 4 TO 7 INCHES OF RAIN OVER THE NEXT TWO DAYS. 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.