Alabama flooding

National Weather Service

Forecasters say Alabama's coast remains under a flooding threat following heavy rains, and more precipitation is on the way.

Some areas already have received as much as 4 inches of rain in the last two days, and the weather service says another 4 inches could fall in spots by Saturday morning.

Rainfall totals of 1 inch to 3 inches are expected across a wide area of southwest Alabama. / National Weather Service

Strong thunderstorms caused downpours that resulted in flash flooding in parts of Alabama.

The weather service didn't report any severe weather associated with the storms on Tuesday, but the downpours created headaches for some.

Streets flooded in parts of Jefferson County and Birmingham, causing traffic tie-ups. The weather service said flash flooding was likely near Montgomery, with deluges of as much as 2 inches of rain possible in a short time.

Flood watches and warnings continued for much of Alabama, as heavy rain continued to fall on already saturated ground.

   In northern Alabama, emergency managers reported flooding across parts of central Morgan and much of central and eastern Lawrence counties.

   In Moulton, authorities said several roads were impassable and several houses had flooded near the city's downtown area.

   Authorities said numerous roads were also impassable in and around Decatur and Hartselle.

Rivers are rising and flooding continues to be a threat as rain keeps falling in Alabama.

A flood warning is in effect for most of northern and western Alabama, and a flood watch covers the rest of the region.

The National Weather Service says as much as 1 inch of additional rain could fall Wednesday, increasing flooding problems since the ground already is saturated with water.

Forecasters say the Flint River is more than a foot above flood level in Madison County, and the Paint Rock River is 2 feet above flood level in Jackson County and rising.