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FLOOD WATCH


THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A FLASH FLOOD WATCH FOR PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND,EXTREME SOUTH GEORGIA AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA.

THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING

RAINFALL TOTALS OF 2 TO 4 INCHES ARE EXPECTED BUT ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THE MAIN IMPACT WILL BE WHERE HEAVY RAIN ACCUMULATES QUICKLY IN LOW LYING POOR DRAINAGE AREAS. THIS INCLUDES URBAN AREAS AND LOCATIONS WHERE STREAMS AND CREEKS FILL QUICKLY.

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.

FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FOR HEAVY RAIN THROUGH TUESDAY MORNING FOR PORTIONS OF THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND BIG BEND...EXTREME SOUTH GEORGIA...AND SOUTHEAST ALABAMA... .A COMPLEX LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM IN THE GULF OF MEXICO WILL SLOWLY APPROACH THE REGION TODAY AND TONIGHT. WITH PLENTIFUL TROPICAL MOISTURE IN PLACE...PERIODS OF HEAVY RAIN WILL OCCUR ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE WATCH AREA TODAY AND TONIGHT. THE MAJORITY OF STORM TOTAL RAINFALL AMOUNTS WILL RANGE FROM 2 TO 4 INCHES...BUT ISOLATED AMOUNTS UP TO 8 INCHES ARE POSSIBLE. THIS COULD CAUSE FLASH FLOODING...ESPECIALLY IN LOW LYING AREAS WHERE THE DRAINAGE CAN NOT KEEP UP WITH THE RISING WATER...SUCH AS IN URBAN AREAS.


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