Mark Rose, meteorologist at the weather service’s Birmingham office, said as much as 2 inches of rain fell across portions of Talladega County this morning. Rainfall estimates from the weather service’s observation site at Anniston Metropolitan Airport were not immediately available.
In their mid-morning weather outlook statement, the Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., called for a slight risk of severe weather throughout Alabama, Mississippi and much of the central gulf coast region.
“We’re looking at the possibility of issuing a flash flood watch, because we’re expecting pretty good amounts of rain in the next 24 hours,” said Rose.
Rose said another 1 to 2 inches of rain could fall as a storm system makes its way into the area overnight into Friday.
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