Flooding, wintry precipitation possible in Ala

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The mix of heavy rains and colder temperatures is causing potential weather problems across Alabama.

The National Weather Service says persistent rains already have caused flash flooding in areas, and it issued flood warnings for the Tennessee Valley region and west Alabama.

Some parts of north Alabama received up to 3 inches of rain quickly, and forecasters say additional rains will only increase runoff and cause more flooding.

There's a flood watch out for much of central Alabama.

Meanwhile, forecasters say there's a chance from freezing rain in northwest Alabama through Tuesday morning as cold air filters into the state.

Schools in Russellville and Franklin County closed early as a precaution Monday.

The weather service says a stalled frontal boundary is to blame for the rain.




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