Flash flood warnings from Gulf Coast to Ohio Valley

An empty car is submerged in a flooded area of the parking lot of The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. on Friday.   Uncredited / AP

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By Ian Johnston, Staff Writer, NBC News

Flood and flash flood warning were issued Saturday for a vast area stretching from the Gulf Coast to the Ohio Valley.

The National Weather Service said thunderstorms and rain was expected to continue for the affected area for Saturday.

“Some of the showers and thunderstorms will be capable of producing heavy rain, continuing the threat of flash flooding,” it said.

“Accumulations of 1 to 3 inches will be possible with localized heavier amounts at times. Remember, Turn Around Don’t Drown,” it added.