The Tuscaloosa area is facing two weather-related threats Monday morning as the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for most of the state and a dense fog advisory in West Alabama.

The watch is in effect through Tuesday night, as all of Alabama braces for several days of rainfall. All but 10 of the state's 67 counties are affected by the watch, including Tuscaloosa County and all of West and Central Alabama.

Tuscaloosa Thread logo
Get our free mobile app

"Periods of heavy rainfall are expected across much of Central Alabama through Tuesday night," according to the watch. "Showers and thunderstorms could produce locally heavy rainfall at times, which could lead to flash flooding. Total rainfall amounts of 2 to 4 inches are forecast, with locally higher amounts."

The dense fog advisory has been issued for both Tuscaloosa and Pickens Counties and is set to expire at 9 a.m. Monday.

When driving in dense fog, stay slow, keep your headlights on and leave plenty of distance in front of you.

Stay connected to the Tuscaloosa Thread for updates on weather in our area as they develop, and stay safe this week.

LOOK: The most expensive weather and climate disasters in recent decades

Stacker ranked the most expensive climate disasters by the billions since 1980 by the total cost of all damages, adjusted for inflation, based on 2021 data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The list starts with Hurricane Sally, which caused $7.3 billion in damages in 2020, and ends with a devastating 2005 hurricane that caused $170 billion in damage and killed at least 1,833 people. Keep reading to discover the 50 of the most expensive climate disasters in recent decades in the U.S.

Top Stories From The Tuscaloosa Thread (9/20-9/24)


More From Tuscaloosa Thread