More Rain Headed to Waterlogged South Alabama

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By CBS-8 Reporter

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - Forecasters say more heavy rain is pelting south Alabama, where some roads remain closed after a weekend drenching.

 

The National Weather Service says areas north of the coast could receive as much as 2 inches of rain an hour on Monday, creating a threat for more flooding. The rain is expected to last through Tuesday.

 

The downpours come with some roads still closed after a weekend of heavy rains in Mobile County, where the airport has received more than 10 inches of rain since Friday.

 

Shelters are open for people who might be flooded out of their homes in Baldwin County and Escambia County, Fla. The weather service says western Pensacola near the Alabama line received nearly 22 inches of rain over the 24-hour period ending at 8 a.m. Monday.

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