Heavy rain floods numerous roads near the Alabama coast

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Flooding impacts along the Alabama Gulf Coast through the weekend (Image: NWS Mobile)

MOBILE, Ala. – A lingering area of low pressure across the central Gulf Coast states will continue to feed tropical moisture into the Deep South over the next few days. The heaviest and most organized of the activity should focus near the coast where heavy rainfall and flash flooding will be a threat from eastern Louisiana to the western Florida panhandle.

Moisture streaming northward around an upper ridge anchored over the Southeast and southern Mid-Atlantic states keeps wet conditions in the forecast from the Tennessee Valley to the Ohio Valley and parts of the Northeast through Friday.

The Baldwin County EMA has reported numerous roads covered with floodwater after heavy rain slammed the area. Three to seven inches of rain have been reported along the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coasts.

A flash flood watch continues for extreme south Alabama, south Mississippi and the Florida Panhandle through Friday evening.