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Flash Flood Watch issued as heavy rain continues

The Flood Watch has been replaced by a Flash Flood Watch for the entire Tennessee Valley.

Posted: Feb 21, 2019 6:10 PM
Updated: Feb 21, 2019 6:28 PM

The Areal Flood Watch has been canceled and replaced with a Flash Flood Watch.

A Flash Flood Watch is in effect for Madison, , Morgan, Marshall, Limestone, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Colbert, Franklin, Jackson, and DeKalb counties in Alabama and for Lincoln, Giles, Lawrence, Wayne, and Marion counties in Tennessee until 6 AM Saturday.

Multiple rivers are overflowing and under flood warnings. The latest information on all of the river levels and when the rivers will crest is at WAAYTV.com.

More heavy rain is in the forecast tonight, though tonight's heavy rain will not be as prolonged as yesterday's heavy rain. The heaviest rain ease to lighter rain by around 8-9 PM. A lucky few of us, especially over Marshall and DeKalb counties, may avoid heavy rain throughout most of Friday. The heaviest rain may set up just north of the Tennessee Valley, but the latest data still indicate on-and-off rain throughout Friday for much of the Tennessee Valley.

A bigger storm system will bring more heavy rain, spiking the risk for flash flooding and also bringing a risk for damaging wind and a couple of tornadoes on Saturday evening. The primary risk for severe thunderstorms will begin around 7 PM and end around 1 AM early Sunday morning. Latest forecasts are trending down with the warmth, which could help to limit how unstable and energized the atmosphere becomes. That would, in turn, limit the risk for severe thunderstorms. For now, know that a risk is present. Review your severe weather plan, and make sure everyone in your home knows where to go if tornadoes threaten.

Another 2-4 inches of rain is likely through early Sunday morning.

Dry weather will return Sunday, and we will stay dry through at least Tuesday.

Huntsville/Redstone
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Muscle Shoals
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Huntsville/Madison
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Decatur
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Fort Payne
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Mobile40234800
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Lee15642166
Calhoun14365311
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Houston10418279
Elmore10023202
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Lauderdale9286233
DeKalb8767183
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Walker7149277
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Jackson6769110
Blount6548133
Colbert6237132
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Dale4782111
Russell431339
Franklin421482
Chilton4132110
Covington4083115
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Chambers3523122
Clarke347460
Marion3080100
Pike306776
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Winston273272
Bibb256961
Marengo248561
Geneva246575
Pickens233359
Barbour227555
Hale218775
Butler213868
Fayette210360
Henry188644
Cherokee182745
Randolph178041
Monroe173440
Washington165938
Macon156949
Clay150556
Crenshaw149557
Cleburne147041
Lamar140034
Lowndes137653
Wilcox124927
Bullock122140
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Perry107726
Sumter103332
Coosa100228
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Wilson18496229
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Cheatham445254
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Weakley403563
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Macon358477
Carroll357682
White355468
Hardin349866
Hardeman346464
Lauderdale314344
Henry312575
Marion310546
Claiborne306173
Scott305345
Overton297461
Wayne294334
Hickman280746
McNairy276854
DeKalb275653
Smith274938
Haywood268361
Grainger259449
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Morgan246039
Fentress238446
Johnson231738
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Chester209451
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Union186234
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Lewis156226
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