Flood watch issued for Atmore area

Published 3:26 pm Wednesday, August 24, 2022

A flood watch has been issued for the Atmore area until 7 p.m. on Aug. 25, according to the National Weather Service.

The watch includes portions of Alabama, northwest Florida and southeast Mississippi, including the following areas, in Alabama, Baldwin Central, Baldwin Coastal, Baldwin Inland, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile Central, Mobile Coastal, Mobile Inland, Monroe, Washington and Wilcox. In northwest Florida, Escambia Coastal, Escambia Inland and Santa Rosa Inland. In southeast Mississippi, George, Greene and Stone.

According to the NWS, additional rounds of locally heavy rain are expected across the region through Thursday. A moist airmass is in place and with slow storm motions expected and storms likely training over the same area another 3 to 5 inches of rain will be possible. With the already saturated soils this could quickly lead to runoff and flash flooding of low lying and poorly draining areas.

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