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July 3, 2013

Heavy rains prompt fears of flooding in Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Forecasters were predicting heavy rains and flooding across much of Alabama from showers and thunderstorms fueled by moisture from the Gulf of Mexico.

A flash flood watch was expected to cover most of the state by Wednesday evening, and flooding was possible Wednesday night through Friday in many parts of Alabama.

In the Birmingham area, forecasters said the threat of flash flooding will increase each day through Friday. The National Weather Service was predicting widespread rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches across most of central Alabama, with higher amounts possible in some areas. Some of the highest rainfall amounts were expected across east central Alabama.

In southern Alabama, rainfall amounts were expected to range from 1.5 to just over 2 inches Wednesday and Wednesday night, with locally higher amounts possible. Forecasters said rainfall amounts of more than 2 inches were especially possible along and east of Interstate 65 in Alabama and over the western Florida panhandle.

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