Flood watch continues for Alabama after heavy rains

September 27, 2018

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A flash flood watch continues for much of Alabama after rains inundated homes, vehicles and even a cemetery.

The National Weather Service says heavy rains during the day Thursday could cause flooding from an area extending from the central part of the state northward to the Tennessee Valley. The rain is supposed to taper off around nightfall.

As much as 3 inches of rain fell over the Interstate 59 region on Wednesday, with many areas getting more than 1 inch. The weather service says an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is possible. Forecasters say that means there could be more flash flooding along roads and in residential areas.

Flood waters reached homes and swamped vehicles on Wednesday, particularly in the western communities of the Birmingham metro area.

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