The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Watch ahead of a tropical system that could bring as much as six inches of rain to West Alabama.

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The Flash Flood Watch is in effect Saturday, June 19 through Sunday, June 20. The text of the watch is as follows:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SUNDAY
EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Watch for portions of central Alabama, east central
  Alabama, southeast Alabama and west central Alabama, including the
  following areas, in central Alabama, Autauga, Bibb, Chilton,
  Coosa, Dallas, Elmore, Jefferson, Lowndes, Montgomery, Perry,
  Shelby, St. Clair and Talladega. In east central Alabama, Calhoun,
  Chambers, Clay, Cleburne, Lee, Macon, Randolph, Russell and
  Tallapoosa. In southeast Alabama, Barbour, Bullock and Pike. In
  west central Alabama, Greene, Hale, Marengo, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.

* From Saturday morning through Sunday evening.

* Heavy rainfall associated with the developing tropical system in
  the Gulf of Mexico will begin Saturday morning across southwestern
  portions of Central Alabama. The heavy rainfall will spread
  northward Saturday afternoon into Saturday night and may continue
  into Sunday. Rainfall totals of 3 to 5 inches will be possible in
  the watch area.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

You should monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action
should Flash Flood Warnings be issued.

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