The National Weather Service Birmingham has issued a Flash Flood Warning for several West Alabama counties including Bibb and Shelby counties.

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THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

FLASH FLOOD WARNING

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BIRMINGHAM AL

1039 PM CST WED DEC 29 2021

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS ISSUED A

* FLASH FLOOD WARNING FOR...

EAST CENTRAL BIBB COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...

NORTH CENTRAL CHILTON COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...

SOUTHERN SHELBY COUNTY IN CENTRAL ALABAMA...

NORTHWESTERN COOSA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

SOUTHWESTERN TALLADEGA COUNTY IN EAST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

* UNTIL 1245 AM CST. * AT 1039 PM CST,

DOPPLER RADAR INDICATED THUNDERSTORMS PRODUCING TORRENTIAL RAIN ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. FLASH FLOODING IS ONGOING OR EXPECTED TO BEGIN SHORTLY.

HAZARD...FLASH FLOODING IS CAUSED BY THUNDERSTORMS.

SOURCE...RADAR.

IMPACT...FLASH FLOODING OF SMALL CREEKS AND STREAMS, URBAN AREAS, HIGHWAYS, STREETS, AND UNDERPASSES AS WELL AS OTHER POOR DRAINAGE AND LOW-LYING AREAS. THREE TO FOUR INCHES OF RAIN MAY OCCUR IN A RELATIVELY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

* SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLASH FLOODING INCLUDE... SYLACAUGA, CALERA, MONTEVALLO, BRENT, COLUMBIANA, CENTREVILLE, JEMISON, TALLADEGA SPRINGS, WEST BLOCTON, WILTON, OAK GROVE, UNIVERSITY OF MONTEVALLO, BRIERFIELD IRONWORKS PARK, LAY LAKE, ASHBY, MARBLE VALLEY, FAYETTEVILLE, STRICKLAND CROSSROADS, SHELBY AND MINOOKA PARK.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... TURN AROUND, DON'T DROWN WHEN ENCOUNTERING FLOODED ROADS. MOST FLOOD DEATHS OCCUR IN VEHICLES.

BE ESPECIALLY CAUTIOUS AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS HARDER TO RECOGNIZE THE DANGERS OF FLOODING.

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