The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded an existing Flash Flood Watch to include most of west and central Alabama ahead of severe storms that could produce two to four inches of rainfall.

The text of the watch is as follows:

...FLASH FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has expanded the

* Flash Flood Watch to include portions of central Alabama...east
  central Alabama and west central Alabama, including the following
  areas, in central Alabama, Bibb, Shelby and Talladega. In east
  central Alabama, Clay and Randolph. In west central Alabama,
  Greene, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa.

* Until 7 PM CDT this evening

* Rainfall amounts of two to four inches are expected within the
  watch area, with isolated higher amounts.

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.

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