The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING in effect for much of central Alabama until 6:30 p.m.

The text of the warning is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Western Jefferson County in central Alabama...
  Walker County in central Alabama...
  Eastern Marion County in northwestern Alabama...
  Winston County in northwestern Alabama...
  Fayette County in west central Alabama...
  Lamar County in west central Alabama...
  Pickens County in west central Alabama...
  Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...

* Until 630 PM CDT.

* At 232 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain
  have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin

  HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms.

  SOURCE...Doppler radar.

  IMPACT...Flooding of small creeks and streams, urban areas,
           highways, streets and underpasses as well as other
           drainage and low lying areas.

* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include...
  Tuscaloosa, Northport, Jasper, Winfield, Fayette, Haleyville,
  Sumiton, Aliceville, Cordova, Dora, Carbon Hill, Vernon, Gordo,
  Reform, Millport, Carrollton, Lynn, Pickensville, Arley and Holt.

Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are possible in the
warned area.


Turn around, don`t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Please report flooding to your local law enforcement agency when you
can do so safely.

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