Flood watch in effect until Thursday night for Escambia County, Ala. and Fla.

Published 9:16 am Wednesday, June 14, 2023

UPDATE: The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Atmore from 4:35 p.m. until 10 p.m. today, June 14.

Multiple rounds of showers, thunderstorms expected today through Thursday

A flood watch is in effect for Escambia County, Ala. and Fla. until Thursday night, according to the National Weather Service.

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According to forecasters, excessive rainfall is possible for the counties today through Thursday as widespread rainfall amounts of 2-4 inches with localized totals over 6 inches will be possible in the watch area.

Multiple rounds of showers and thunderstorms capable of producing torrential rainfall will spread across the interior portions of southeast Mississippi, interior southwest and south central Alabama and the interior western Florida panhandle today through Thursday, NWS official said.

There is an enhanced risk of severe weather tonight from 9 p.m. until 4 a.m., according to the NWS.

Potential threats include large swaths of damaging winds in excess of 70-80 miles per hour; large hail up to 2 inches in diameter; tornadoes; and the flash flood watch.

The greatest threat is from 6 p.m. today through 4 a.m. Thursday.