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January 16, 2013

Rains, flooding threat continues in Alabama



HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Rivers are rising and flooding continues to be a threat as rain keeps falling in Alabama.

A flood warning is in effect for most of northern and western Alabama, and a flood watch covers the rest of the region.

The National Weather Service says as much as 1 inch of additional rain could fall Wednesday, increasing flooding problems since the ground already is saturated with water.

Forecasters say the Flint River is more than a foot above flood level in Madison County, and the Paint Rock River is 2 feet above flood level in Jackson County and rising.

Low-lying areas are flooding at both spots, and forecasters say the Tennessee River also is headed upward.

Forecasters say snow is possible Thursday in central Alabama, with light accumulations on grass.

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