The remnants of Tropical Storm Lee slowly moved across central Alabama Sunday, September 4th through Tuesday, September 6th. Several locations received beneficial rainfall, however, very heavy rainfall for an extended amount of time across northern portions of the state caused significant flash flooding, as well as river flooding. The significant flash flooding occurred throughout the Birmingham metro area and as a result, several high water rescues were performed. Additionally, numerous roadways were impassible and 13 counties in the Birmingham County Warning Area suffered some sort of flash flooding. Rainfall amounts were considerably lower across southeastern portions of the state, where drought conditions will improve slightly, but not enough to end the long-term drought that is currently in place.
In addition to the heavy rainfall and flooding, there were strong, widespread gusty winds which downed trees across many counties in north-central Alabama and there were two confirmed tornadoes. Click on the following links for the pertinents about the tornado and additional data: