The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a FLASH FLOOD WARNING in effect until 8 p.m. Tuesday night.

The text of the warning is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flash Flood Warning for...
  Central Bibb County in central Alabama...
  Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama...

* Until 800 PM CDT.

* At 405 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing
  heavy rain across the warned area. Between 1 and 3 inches of rain
  have fallen. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin
  shortly.

  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, Brent, Centreville, Holt, Lake View,
  Brookwood, Coaling, Vance, Woodstock, West Blocton, Coker,
  Deerlick Creek Campgrounds, Lake Wildwood, University Mall, Bryant
  Denny Stadium, McFarland Mall, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa
  Regional Airport and Mercedes Benz Of Alabama.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

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

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