Weekend flood watch in effect

Flood Watch this weekend for north Georgia

Flood Watch this weekend for north Georgia

Another rainy weekend is in the forecast for Alabama.

Given the saturated nature of the soil after our mid-week rain storm, the National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for much of the wsaz.com region.

And some areas could get enough to raise concerns about flooding.

The daylight hours of Friday will be dry with showers arriving from the south Friday evening. Rain chances will fall with the frontal passage but there will still be a southerly wind flow which will keep rain in the forecast through Wednesday and some areas, especially to the north we could see rain chances continue through Thursday.

Saturday should be more of an off and on rain kind of day. Rainfall amounts expected to range from 1.0 to 2.5 inches by Sunday evening.

A flood watch will be in effect from late tonight through Sunday afternoon for all of north Alabama.

This weekend's rain could linger on and off into next week, with several potentially rainy periods through the upcoming week. Then, on Sunday, there could be a few isolated strong or severe storms across most of our area. While "major" river flooding is not expected, some minor flooding is possible. The risk level appears low at this point, there are more factors arguing AGAINST severe weather than for it.

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