- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 29, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - More rain is on the way to Alabama, where forecasters estimate that more than 10 inches fell in some spots during a six-day span.

The National Weather Service said rain chances will increase across Alabama late Tuesday into Wednesday morning. Forecasters say the additional rains could lead to isolated flash flooding in the already water-logged state.

“Our biggest threat Wednesday is flash flooding. There may be some areas that get some localized heavy flooding,” Alabama Emergency Management Agency Director Art Faulkner said.

Rainfall estimates from the weather service show that more than 14 inches of rain fell Dec. 21-26 in parts of eastern Alabama, near Clayton. Estimates show that more than 10 inches fell in northwest Alabama, near Haleyville, during the same period.

Rainfall estimates for Dec. 21-26 in other parts of Alabama: 9.3 inches near Auburn, 8.5 near Troy, 7.3 near Decatur, 5.8 near Birmingham, 6.6 near Montgomery and 7.9 near Mobile.



The National Weather Service in Birmingham forecasts that areas in southeast Alabama could receive another 1 to 3 inches of rain.

The Alabama, Coosa and Tennessee rivers remained above flood stage in sections Tuesday, with minor to moderate flooding.

River flooding could continue in some areas of the state because of the heavy rainfall, according to the Weather Service.

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