Flooding, tornadoes possible today, tonight

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Flooding and tornadoes are possible across Alabama on Sunday, Sunday night and Monday as a storm system slowly moves through the state.

Forecasters said a cold front stalled across the Mississippi River on Saturday, causing lots of flooding and strong thunderstorms across Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Arkansas and Missouri. Several tornadoes were also spotted Saturday causing scattered damage throughout the Mid-South.

That storm system was expected to slowly push into Alabama on Sunday. Forecasters said rain and thunderstorms will become more numerous across the state as the day continued, with just about everyone getting rain and thunderstorms by sunset, especially people living west of Interstate 65 in the northern half of Alabama.

Forecasters said a few of the storms today and tonight could create tornadoes, but you can expect heavy rain and gusty winds with just about every thunderstorm. People were urged to stay alert to changing weather conditions and be prepared to take shelter from the storms if needed.

The cold front was predicted to move further east during the day on Monday, pushing the rain and thunderstorms into Georgia and southeast Alabama by Monday afternoon.

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