Ever wonder what the difference between a Flash Flood Watch, a Flash Flood Warning and a Flood Advisory was?

Don’t worry, we’re going to break it down for you.

The National Weather Service tweeted out a helpful graphic that shows the difference between the three warnings they issue when flooding is a possibility.

Flash Flood Watch: In the next 24 to 48 hours heavy rainfall could result in flash flooding. According to NWS, since it is hard to pinpoint where the flooding will happen, you need to keep it on your radar and look for updated weather forecasts.

Flood Advisory: Flooding may not be life threatening, but could cause impacts to travel and potentially become dangerous. During an advisory, slick roads, hydroplaning, standing water and low water crossing closures are possible.

Flash Flood Warning: Flash flooding is either approaching or already happening. Many times flooding has been reported within the specific area and conditions are expected to get worse and fast.

Next time you receive a flood alert, you know what to expect.