The effects of what was once Hurricane Ida, but had weakened into a Tropical Depression, were felt as early as Monday afternoon, November 9, in Pike, Barbour and Montgomery Counties, as light rain began falling around 2 pm. The rain continued to move northward and intensify Monday night and into the day on Tuesday, November 10. As early as 7 am on Tuesday, several roads around Central Alabama had to be closed due to high water. There was even one report from Lowndes County of residents having to be evacuated from several mobile homes due to floodwater. Rains continued across Central Alabama through Tuesday evening. By the time the last area of rain exited Cherokee and Cleburne Counties after midnight on Wednesday, November 11, nearly everyone across Central Alabama had seen at least 3 inches of rain.
Sustained winds around Central Alabama maxed out between 20 and 30 mph, with peak wind gusts generally between 30 and 40 mph. These winds blew down a few trees around the area, especially shallow rooted trees where the saturated soil likely played a significant role.
Central Alabama data sheets for Hurricane/Tropical Storm/Tropical Depression Ida: