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A Flash Flood Watch in effect for North Alabama and Southern Tennessee:

A Flash Flood Watch means flash flooding has the potential to occur — this is a quick build up of rainfall and runoff water that has the potential to harm life and property.

A number of high water rescues have occurred Wednesday night:

If you encounter flood waters, do not attempt to walk or drive through it! Seek higher ground, and remember — never drive through a flood, the water can float and wash your vehicle away!

As the heavy rain continues to fall, flash flood warnings will be issued throughout the region. If a flash flood warning is issued on your Live Alert 19 app or NOAA Weather Radio, please heed the warnings — do not attempt to drive through floodwaters!