From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Both Jefferson and St. Clair County are two of several central Alabama counties under a flood watch on Thursday as the Nation Weather Service has forecasted up to 6 inches of rain falling throughout the state.
Up to 2-3 inches of rain are expected in central Alabama, with northern Alabama expected to experience the heaviest rainfall.
A flood watch is in place for central Alabama from noon on Thursday through Friday afternoon, per the the National Weather Service in Birmingham. Those counties effected are: Marion, Lamar, Fayette, Winston, Walker, Blount, Etowah, Cherokee, Pickens, Tuscaloosa, Jefferson, St. Clair, Sumter and Greene.
Some localized rainfall totals can hit 4 inches, with locally higher amounts possible, the weather service said.
The rain will abate throughout Friday afternoon, but the rain could linger into Saturday. Both Sunday and Monday are expected to be dry. More rain is expected late Monday through Tuesday.