Areal Flood Warning for Parts of Jefferson, St. Clair, Shelby Co. Until 1:15 am

| May 4, 2021 @ 7:14 pm

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a

* Flood Warning for urban areas and small streams in…
Jefferson County in central Alabama…
Southwestern St. Clair County in central Alabama…
Central Shelby County in central Alabama…

* Until 115 AM CDT Wednesday.

* At 712 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to
thunderstorms. Flooding is ongoing across the warned area. Between
3 and 6 inches of rain have fallen.

Some locations that will experience flooding include…
Birmingham, Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Alabaster, Bessemer, Homewood,
Pelham, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Helena, Hueytown, Gardendale,
Pell City, Irondale, Leeds, Moody, Fairfield, Chelsea, Fultondale
and Odenville.

Additional rainfall amounts up to 1 inch are possible in the warned


Turn around, don’t drown when encountering flooded roads. Most flood
deaths occur in vehicles.

Excessive runoff from heavy rainfall will cause flooding of small
creeks and streams, urban areas, highways, streets and underpasses
as well as other drainage areas and low lying spots.

Category: Alabama's Weather, ALL POSTS, Severe Weather

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Scott Martin is an operational meteorologist, professional graphic artist, musician, husband, and father. Not only is Scott a member of the National Weather Association, but he is also the Central Alabama Chapter of the NWA president. Scott is also the co-founder of Racecast Weather, which provides forecasts for many racing series across the USA. He also supplies forecasts for the BassMaster Elite Series events including the BassMaster Classic.

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