From The Trussville Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Beginning at 6 a.m. on Monday, much of north Alabama, including Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount counties, will be under a flood watch. The watch will continue until 6 p.m. on Tuesday as heavy rains move into the area which could produce rainfall totals between six and seven inches.
The system could cause flash flooding locally as well as the flooding of rivers and streams across north and central Alabama.
But that is only the beginning of what could prove to be a challenging weather week ahead.
From 6 p.m. Wednesday until 6 a.m. Thursday, Jefferson, St. Clair and Blount counties will fall into a storm category that could produce tornadoes and high winds of up to 60 mph.
Due to the amount of rain received last week, flooding could occur rapidly and ground may become unstable. Do not attempt to drive across roads submerged in water. Just 12 inches of water is enough to wash a car down current. Remain alert for falling trees and mud or rock slides.
As always, make sure you have multiple ways to receive weather watches and warnings.