The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued two separate flood-related alerts for the West Alabama area, including the cities of Tuscaloosa and Northport.

The Flood Advisory, issued at 6:32 p.m. Friday, is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a 
 
* Urban and Small Stream Flood Advisory for... 
Southwestern Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama... 
 
* Until 830 PM CDT. 
 
* At 632 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated heavy rain due to 
thunderstorms. This will cause urban and small stream flooding. 
Between 1 and 2 inches of rain have fallen. 
 
* Some locations that will experience flooding include... 
Tuscaloosa, Northport, Holt, Coaling, Coker, Bryant Denny Stadium, 
University Mall, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, McFarland Mall, 
Tuscaloosa Regional Airport, Shelton State Community College, Lake 
Lurleen State Park, University Of Alabama Quad, Stillman College, 
Oliver Lock And Dam, Taylorville, Palmore Park, Lake Tuscaloosa 
Dam, Cottondale and Flatwoods. 
Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected over the 
area. This additional rain will result in minor flooding.
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The Flash Flood Warning, issued at 6:39 p.m., is as follows:

The National Weather Service in Birmingham has issued a 
 
* Flash Flood Warning for... 
South Central Tuscaloosa County in west central Alabama... 
 
* Until 945 PM CDT. 
 
* At 639 PM CDT, Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing 
heavy rain across the warned area. Between 2 and 3 inches of rain 
have fallen. The expected rainfall rate is 2 to 4 inches in 1 
hour. Additional rainfall amounts of 1 to 3 inches are possible in 
the warned area. Flash flooding is ongoing or expected to begin 
shortly. 
HAZARD...Flash flooding caused by thunderstorms. 
SOURCE...Radar. 
IMPACT...Flash flooding of small creeks and streams, urban 
areas, highways, streets and underpasses as well as 
other poor drainage and low-lying areas. 
 
* Some locations that will experience flash flooding include... 
Tuscaloosa, Northport, Bryant Denny Stadium, University Mall, 
McFarland Mall, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater, Tuscaloosa Regional 
Airport, University Of Alabama Quad, Taylorville, Stillman 
College, Oliver Lock And Dam, Palmore Park, Cottondale and Fosters 
Boat Landing. 
FLASH FLOOD...RADAR INDICATED 
EXPECTED RAINFALL...2-4 INCHES IN 1 HOUR

As conditions change, The Tuscaloosa Thread will continue to monitor the situation closely. Stay connected here for any updates as details become available.

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