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Flash flood watch Thursday with more rain on the way

02 June 2018

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Warning for several counties in counties in Central Alabama.

Showers and possibly a thunderstorm are forecast today, with new rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible, according to the weather service.

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Bodies of water such as rivers and creeks could rise rapidly due to the heavy rain, potentially overflowing. Flash flooding is a very risky situation.You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

"The Flood Watch remains intact for the coast, because of saturated and soaked ground, and any additional rainfall could lead to flooding in a short time", a Tuesday morning update from the NWS states. Conditions are very favorable for flash flooding to occur during these rounds of storms. In Virginia, Clarke, Culpeper, Frederick VA, Madison, Northern Fauquier, Northern Virginia Blue Ridge, Page, Rappahannock, Rockingham, Shenandoah, Warren, and Western Loudoun.

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A Severe Thunderstorm Watch is out for much of the region through this evening.

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Flash flood watch Thursday with more rain on the way