Heavy rains have prompted the National Weather Service to issue flash flood warnings for several Alabama counties.
Huntsville forecasters placed northwest Madison County under a flood warning Thursday until 6 p.m. CDT. A warning was also in effect until 5:15 p.m. for central Morgan County, southeast Limestone County, southeast Lawrence and northwest Cullman County.
Meteorologist Jennifer Schuller says the weather service received many phone calls from people reporting heavy rain and roads blocked by flooding in north Alabama.
In southeast Alabama, the weather service issued a flash flood warning until 4:45 p.m. for portions of Dale, Geneva and Houston counties including the cities of Dothan and Cottonwood. Meteorologists say rain bands moving into the area were capable of dumping up to 2 inches per hour.