VALDOSTA — ...FLOOD WATCH IN EFFECT FROM 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING... THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TALLAHASSEE HAS ISSUED A * FLOOD WATCH FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST ALABAMA...SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL GEORGIA...AND THE FLORIDA BIG BEND AND PANHANDLE. * FROM 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING * AVERAGE RAIN TOTALS FROM THIS EVENING THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING WILL BE 3 TO 5 INCHES. ISOLATED RAINFALL AMOUNTS DOUBLE OR TRIPLE THAT AMOUNT COULD OCCUR...BUT MOST AREAS WILL NOT SEE TOTALS THAT HIGH. * AREAS THAT WILL BE MOST PRONE TO FLOODING INCLUDE CITIES... LOCATIONS ALONG SMALLER STREAMS AND CREEKS...SPOTS NEAR PONDS AND OTHER LOW LYING LOCATIONS. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A FLOOD WATCH MEANS THERE IS A POTENTIAL FOR FLOODING BASED ON CURRENT FORECASTS. YOU SHOULD MONITOR LATER FORECASTS AND BE ALERT FOR POSSIBLE FLOOD WARNINGS. THOSE LIVING IN AREAS PRONE TO FLOODING SHOULD BE PREPARED TO TAKE ACTION SHOULD FLOODING DEVELOP.
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