Flash Flood emergency for the Birmingham metro extended until 5am

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A FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY IS IN EFFECT FOR JEFFERSON AND SHELBY COUNTIES UNTIL 5:00 AM THURSDAY. THIS IS A PARTICULARLY DANGEROUS AND LIFE-THREATENENING SITUATION. DO NOT DRIVE UNLESS IT IS A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. STAY OFF THE ROADS IF AT ALL POSSIBLE. DANGEROUS FLASH FLOODING IS OCCURRING NOW IN HOOVER, PELHAM, HELENA, VESTAVIA HILLS, AND BIRMINGHAM.

The rain threat is winding down for tonight, but the flood threat still persists. As rain run-off continues to flow into waterways, that will elevate water level heights. It may be hours up to days before some of the major rivers and creeks crest. This could exastribate an already challenging situation.

There will still be a few lingering showers Thursday in east Alabama with possible local heavy amounts of rain. By Thursday night, the rain should be all moved out and we will await sunshine as we round out the week Friday. The sunshine carries us right into the weekend.

That’s all for now! Be sure to follow the CBS 42 Storm Team on:

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