Heavy rainfall has prompted the National Weather Service in Birmingham to extend a Flood Warning for much of our listening area until 3:00 this afternoon. The following is the latest Flood Warning from the NWS:

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN BIRMINGHAM HAS EXTENDED THE FLOOD WARNING FOR...

FAYETTE COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

JEFFERSON COUNTY IN ALABAMA...

NORTHERN BIBB COUNTY IN ALABAMA...

PICKENS COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

SHELBY COUNTY IN ALABAMA...

TUSCALOOSA COUNTY IN WEST CENTRAL ALABAMA...

WALKER COUNTY IN ALABAMA...

 * UNTIL 300 PM CDT

 * AT 1125 AM CDT...EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT REPORTED FLOODING ACROSS THE WARNED AREA. SEVERAL CREEKS AND STREAMS REMAIN OUT OF THEIR BANKS AND WERE PRODUCING FLOODING. SEVERAL ROADWAYS REMAIN IMPASSABLE.

*SOME LOCATIONS THAT WILL EXPERIENCE FLOODING INCLUDE...ALABASTER... ALICEVILLE...BESSEMER...BIRMINGHAM...CALERA...CARBON HILL... CARROLLTON...CHELSEA...COLUMBIANA...CORDOVA...DORA...FAIRFIELD... FAYETTE...FULTONDALE...GARDENDALE...GORDO...HELENA...HOLT...HOMEWOOD...HOOVER...HUEYTOWN...IRONDALE...JASPER...MONTEVALLO...MOUNTAIN BROOK...NORTHPORT...PELHAM...PICKENSVILLE...REFORM AND SUMITON.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

THIS IS A DANGEROUS SITUATION. RAINFALL FROM PERSISTENT RAIN BANDS WILL PRODUCE FLOODING IN LOW LYING AREAS AND ALONG STREETS. MANY ROADS WILL BE CLOSED DUE TO HIGH WATER AND DRIVING IS NOT RECOMMENDED DURING THE NEXT SEVERAL HOURS.

 DO NOT DRIVE YOUR VEHICLE INTO AREAS WHERE THE WATER COVERS THE ROADWAY. THE WATER DEPTH MAY BE TOO GREAT TO ALLOW YOUR CAR TO CROSS SAFELY.