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Flash Flood Watch in effect through Saturday

A Flash Flood Watch is still in effect through the day.  Regardless what this map shows, the Flash Flod Watch also covers coastal Alabama and the west Florida panhandle as well (Pensacola and Mobile included).  Rich, tropical moisture remains in place as precipitable water values are between 2.1 and 2.4 inches across the region.  Precipitable Water is basically a measurement of water in a column of the atmosphere meteorologists use as a guide if all water in that column was precipitated as rain.  As the day progresses, we can expect numerous showers and thunderstorms to develop.  We’re not anticipating severe weather today, but some of the heavier storms will be able to drop a couple inches of rain in a short period of time.

With grounds already saturated from the numerous days of rainfall, it wouldn’t take much for flash flooding to occur as parts of Mississippi and Alabama have already experienced over the past 24 hours. Overall, an additional 2 to 3 inches of rain will be possible through midnight tonight.

Rain chances decrease as we head into the first half of the work week.

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