With showers expected this weekend, flash flooding is possible across far Western and Southwestern Central Alabama counties.

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has alerted the public that a flash flood watch is in effect through Saturday afternoon for the counties of Lamar, Pickens, Sumter, Greene, and Marengo. This will include the cities of Sulligent, Vernon, Carrollton, Livingston, Eutaw, Demopolis, and Linden.

The watch reads,

THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON,  MULTIPLE ROUNDS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO MOVE INTO WESTERN AND SOUTHWESTERN CENTRAL ALABAMA COUNTIES TODAY THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY. HEAVY RAINFALL MEASURING UP TO 2 INCHES PER HOUR WILL BE POSSIBLE. 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAINFALL HAVE ALREADY FALLEN ACROSS THE WATCH AREA...AND SOIL CONDITIONS HAVE BECOME SATURATED. AN ADDITIONAL 2 TO 3 INCHES OF RAIN WILL BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE DAY ON SATURDAY.

PONDING OF WATER ON ROADWAYS ESPECIALLY IN POOR DRAINAGE AREAS WILL BECOME LIKELY ACROSS THE WATCH AREA AND LOW LYING LOCATIONS WILL BE ESPECIALLY PRONE TO FLOODING.

A flash flood watch means that conditions may develop that lead to flash flooding. Flash flooding is a very dangerous situation.