Flash Flood Watch For Some
Heavy Pockets Of Rain Through Thursday
A flash flood watch is in effect until Thursday evening for numerous counties across Alabama and Georgia. While the heaviest and steadiest of the rain is northeast of Columbus and moving away this evening, the Gulf of Mexico remains wide open for business the rest of this week.
Additional rounds of showers and thunderstorms will run from southwest to northeast over the next couple of days. The locales that have successive storms both Wednesday and Thursday run the greatest chance of flash flooding. An average of 2-4″ of rain is expected with isolated 6″. Less rain is expected farther southeast, but at least an inch or two of rain will certainly produce some problems.
The core of the heaviest rain with embedded thunderstorms will likely occur Wednesday afternoon into Thursday. As the axis of our latest storm weakens and lifts out to the north and east, less thunderstorm activity is expected, and that should take place by Friday.
High pressure building in from the southwest Atlantic Ocean should keep things more tranquil this weekend, although it may not be completely rain-free. Stay tuned, and stay safe.