By Jim Stefkovich, Meteorologist, Alabama Emergency Management Agency
CLANTON – 8 am September 27, 2018
Between 1-3 inches of rain fell across much of Alabama on Wednesday, with some areas receiving these amounts in a very short amount of time. A stalled frontal boundary near the I-20/59 corridor will aid in producing numerous showers and thunderstorms on Thursday, producing an additional 1-2 inches of rain, with a few areas possibly receiving more in stronger storms.
As a result, the National Weather Service has the counties shaded in green in the graphic above under a Flash Flood Watch through 7 pm today. There could be flash flooding outside of the watch area, but this will very isolated.
If you come upon flooded roads, turn around, don’t drown! It only takes 18-24 inches of water to make cars, SUVs and trucks lose contact with the road, and if the water is moving, you could easily be swept away.
On Friday, the frontal boundary will begin heading southward, and as a result, the bulk of the rainfall will shift into south Alabama.