MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG) — Numerous storms brought heavy rain over many portions of the central Gulf Coast Thursday morning. With so much rain falling over a short period of time, flash flooding was the main concern, especially in our coastal communities.
The National Weather Service issued a Flash Flood Warning for central Mobile county until 3:45 p.m., and another Flash Flood warning for southwestern Baldwin county until 4:30 p.m.. Both warnings have since expired.
Many places saw between two to five inches of rain. Using radar technology, we can take a closer look at smaller communities within central Mobile county and southwestern Baldwin county and understand how much rainfall fell over just a few hours.
Near downtown Mobile, around three inches of rain fell, but other places saw even more, such as Clarke Gardens where around six inches of rain fell in just a few hours. Areas along the eastern shore saw around three inches of rain with some areas north of I-10 receiving around four to five inches of rain.
Remember: Turn around, don’t drown! If you see a significant accumulation of water on the roadways, do not risk driving through it. Rain can also make roads very slick, so leave extra space between you and the vehicle in front of you to allow for plenty of braking distance. When there are heavy rain and flash flooding concerns, make sure to leave extra time for any commuting.