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Flash Flooding Invades Alabama Saturday Night

20 May 2017, 11:10 pm

Persistent heavy rain has continued to dump inches of accumulation across the state of Alabama. As of about midnight Sunday morning there were multiple reports of water rescues in the Montgomery area, plus homes getting flooded just north of Mobile. Our affiliate WPMI Local 15 News shared pictures of what was developing late Saturday night.

Picture courtesy WPMI Local 15 News reporter Cory Pippin
Picture courtesy WPMI Local 15 News reporter Cory Pippin

Our Vipir Radar at WeatherNation was picking up on radar-estimated rain totals of several inches in a 24-hour period. More specifically, much of this rain fell along a line of heavy thunderstorms late Saturday night. Actual ground reports in the Mobile and Saraland area showed about six inches of rainfall in that period.

Vipir Radar’s estimated rainfall as of Saturday night.
Flash flood warnings as of around midnight into Sunday morning. *Please note this was a snapshot, these warnings/alerts change frequently with time.*

As you can see from the picture above, flash flood warnings painted much of the southern Alabama and Florida Panhandle area as of midnight Sunday. Please note that was just a snapshot to illustrate the heavy rain. Additional alerts may be issued after this writing.

More heavy rain is on the way into Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. This is a forecast rainfall for the Southeast where browns show up to 6 inches or more

Additional heavy rain will remain possible through the weekend and into the first part of this week. Forecast rainfall now through early this week show several inches still possible. Please be extra cautious of flooding from coastal Louisiana to Florida. We will do our best to keep you informed and updated with the weather forecast. Of note, there was also flash flooding in Indiana earlier on Saturday.  We will also keep our eye on that area.

For WeatherNation, Meteorologist Steve Glazier

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