The National Weather Service in Huntsville has issued a Flood Warning for the Paint Rock River near Woodville from late Tuesday night through late Thursday night. At 9 am Wednesday, the river level nearing flood stage, 15ft.
The river is expected to have a crest of 16ft this evening. Minor flooding is expected to occur before river levels fall below the flood stage by Thursday evening.
When the Flood Stage gets to 15ft, the floodwaters affect mostly the bottomland along the river. This would include the low-lying farm and pasturelands.
How Much Rainfall Have We Seen So Far?
With the 10 am update this morning on average across Northern Alabama we have seen 1-5″ of rainfall! These totals are expected to rise since we continued to see scattered rain showers this afternoon! Here is a look at some of the rainfall totals we saw in Northwestern Alabama!
The bulk of the moisture associated with Ida moved through the area Monday night into Tuesday morning. In Northeastern Alabama the rain activity continued throughout Tuesday. Rainfall totals for Madison, Morgan, Marshall, Dekalb, & Jackson counties are expected to increase since this area saw some steadier rainfall this afternoon.