Alabama rain storms

National Weather Service

Alabama is soggy after a day of heavy rain, and forecasters say more precipitation is on the way.

Rains with a few thunderstorms are predicted for Monday in central Alabama, where some areas have received more than 5 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

The heaviest rains were in central Alabama. Marengo County received 5.7 inches of rain Sunday, and Calera got 5.5 inches. Bibb County received 4.38 inches of rain.

Forecasters say rain chances are diminishing in southern counties, but showers will continue to the north.

GreyHobbit / Flickr

Eastern Alabama farmers say they're feeling the lingering effects of an unusually wet summer.

Joseph Collier farms peas, okra, cucumbers, squash and tomatoes in Mountainboro and works 10 months of the years as a school janitor to qualify for health insurance and other benefits.

Collier told the Gadsden Times he lost most of his crops this year because of heavy rain and missed the corn-planting season altogether because of wet soil.

The mix of heavy rains and colder temperatures is causing potential weather problems across Alabama.

The National Weather Service says persistent rains already have caused flash flooding in areas, and it has issued flood warnings for the Tennessee Valley region and west Alabama.

Some parts of north Alabama received up to 3 inches of rain quickly, and forecasters say additional rains will only increase runoff and cause more flooding.

There's a flood watch out for much of central Alabama.