Flash flood watches cover parts of 6 Southern states
ATLANTA — Flash flood watches extended across a half-dozen states as torrential rains were expected in many areas of the South.
The National Weather Service said flash flood watches Monday morning extended from the Texas Gulf coast through large parts of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia.
A small part of the Florida panhandle was also under a flash flood watch early Monday.
Forecasters say weekend rains have saturated the ground in several areas, and up to 5 inches of additional rainfall is expected across many of the areas covered by the flash flood watch.
The heavies storms early Monday were rolling through parts of southeast Texas and Louisiana.