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National Weather Service expecting heavy rainfall, some localized flooding near Alabama coast


MOBILE, Alabama — Heavy rainfall and some localized flooding are expected near the Alabama coast, according to forecasters.

There is a high chance of rainfall through Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Storms are capable of producing winds of up to 45 mph, and a flash flood watch has been put into effect for the coastal area, officials said.

Meteorologist Cody Lindsey said one of the coastal parts likely to be affected the most is Baldwin and Mobile counties. He said the heavy rain may be heading north into Washington, Monroe and Covington counties.

Lindsey said there is an 80 percent chance of rain with localized flooding of 2-4 inches near the coast.

Forecasters are expecting the weather to dry out in the latter part of the week and shift east of the region, Lindsey said. A high increase of rip currents near beaches is also expected, officials said.

Lindsey said forecasters are continuing to monitor the weather throughout the evening. He said he doesn't view the rainfall as a widespread threat.

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