From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a hazardous weather outlook as well as a flood advisory for much of central Alabama.
The flood advisory is for Tuscaloosa, Pickens, Shelby, Greene, Hale, Bibb, Jefferson and Sumter counties.
The National Weather Service expects 1-4 inches of rainfall in parts of the region. Flooding of low-lying areas and areas with poor drainage is possible.
A flood watch is also in place for Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Cherokee, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Sumter and Greene counties.
A Hazardous Weather Outlook was also issued for the counties served by the National Weather Service Office in Birmingham, including Jefferson and St. Clair counties. Along with rainfall, strong to severe thunderstorms are possible across western and central portions of the state, from 4 p.m. – 10 p.m. Damaging wind gusts and a brief tornado could not be ruled out of the forecast, according to the NWS.
If you witness flooding, you are asked to call your local law enforcement agency.