Powerful thunderstorms that moved across Alabama have left more flooding and toppled trees across the state.
Forecasters at the National Weather Service said rains of around 1 inch fell within 30 minutes during Tuesday's storms in the Montgomery area. That led to at least one location -- East Ogden Avenue and Norman Bridge Road -- impassable as water flowed across the road.
The weather service also received reports of several trees down and some minor structural damage in the Cloverdale community of Montgomery.
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.
A crew from the National Weather Service plans to inspect storm damage in southwestern Alabama to determine whether damage to homes in the area was caused for a tornado or high winds.
Preliminary reports from the weather service indicate that homes were damaged near the small community of St. Stephens, a few miles outside Jackson. Survey crews were planning to assess the damage on Monday.
Forecasters say more than 4 inches of rain has fallen in parts of the Alabama -- and the totals are continuing to climb.
A spokesman says Alabama state troopers were caught off guard by last week's snow, which caused an overnight traffic jam on Interstate 65.
Trooper spokesman Curtis Summerville says road conditions worsened faster than officials expected once the snow began coming down.
Summerville tells The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1416Bez ) authorities are looking at ways to do things better in case of a repeat. He says possibilities include using billboard or twitter to inform motorists of blocked roads.
North and central Alabama are trying to get back to normal after a winter storm dumped as much as 4 inches of snow on the area.
Dozens of school systems, businesses and government offices planned to open late Friday to let roads thaw out after an overnight freeze. The delays extended from the Tennessee line as far south as metro Birmingham.
But many people won't forget about the storm for a while.