Covington County under flash flood watch until later this afternoon, EMA director said.

Published 11:24 am Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Covington County is still under a flash flood watch until this afternoon, Emergency Management Agency director Susan Harris said.

“Mainly light rains fell across the region overnight,” Harris said. “Additional widespread light to moderate rain is again expected across much of the area today.”

Harris said that the latest radar storm total precipitation estimates that 1 to 3 inches of rain has fallen across much of the region over the pasts 24 to 36 hours.

“The weather pattern will remain favorable today for additional periods of locally heavy rain to continue to stream northeast over the area,” Harris said. “Additional rainfall totals up to around one to two inches will be possible today. With this additional rain falling on already saturated ground, some localized flash flooding is possible.”

Harris said that the flash flood watch will remain in effect through this afternoon.

“The flash flood watch will remain in effect through this afternoon for the southern zones, generally along and south of I-65 in Alabama and for the western Florida panhandle, where there is an elevated threat of flash flooding,” Harris said. “Outside of the flash flood area, the flash flooding potential remains limited.”