"Flash flooding is something that people I don't think take seriously enough", he said.
The heaviest, most widespread rain will arrive late this afternoon and this evening before tapering off by sunrise Saturday.
The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Flash Flood Watch for Cullman County as well as several other Counties in northern Alabama. Similar rainfall is expected throughout the state, but Baltimore and Washington, D.C., could get five or more inches.
Thunderstorms in the area are producing heavy rain and floods are likely to occur.
Showers and thunderstorms are forecast to develop in the early afternoon with downpours possible. At high speeds, even a small amount of water can cause you to lose traction and ultimately control of your vehicle.
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The area will begin to dry up later Saturday and Sunday. The low at night will be around 64.
The low at night is expected to be around 58.
Friday: Dense fog will clear up around 10 a.m. and will make way for sun and a high near 80 degrees.
Storm chances will shift farther west for Friday with less storm action on Saturday. Highs will reach the upper 70s with partly cloudy skies by the afternoon.