May 4, 2010

NWS Issues Flash Flood Watch

Flash Flood Watch now in effect through late tonight

The Flash Flood Watch is now in effect for portions of Florida.

The Florida counties: Calhoun, central Walton, coastal Bay,Holmes, inland Bay, inland Walton, Jackson, south Walton and Washington.

* Through late tonight

* for possible very heavy rain

A band of rain will continue moving slowly east across the region
this morning... producing areas of heavy rain. Most areas will
receive rain amounts of around 2 inches... but a few areas could
get up to 6 inches of rain in a fairly short time.

It is these areas that may experience flash flooding; especially in low lying
areas... poorly draining locations... and urban areas.

Also areas that have recently received heavy rain will obviously be more

A band of heavy rain set up over portions of the Florida Panhandle Monday afternoon and evening... and the storm total rainfall estimated by local radars was up to a foot near Rock Hill in Walton County.

The threat for heavy rain is expected to end from west to east later today.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Flash Flood Watch means that conditions may develop that lead
to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.

Monitor later forecasts and be prepared to take action should
flash flood warnings be issued.

NWS Marianna

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