Tropical Storm Claudette made landfall near Slidell, Louisiana before dawn Saturday and is expected to bring heavy rainfall and strong winds to Alabama. Here's what you need to know.

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Claudette will impact much of the Southeastern United States.

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The National Weather Service projects Tropical Storm Claudette will weaken and become a Tropical Depression, moving across Alabama, Georgia, and the Carolinas before possibly reforming into a Tropical Storm in the Atlantic Ocean,

Tropical Storm Claudette will create heavy rainfall and flooding issues for West Alabama.

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While the latest guidance from the National Weather Service shows the greatest chance for severe weather and major flooding issues along and south of Interstate 85, Tuscaloosa is by no means in the clear. A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect as many locations could see between 2 and 4 inches of rainfall before Sunday evening.

Claudette could create windy conditions in Tuscaloosa. 

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A Wind Advisory is in effect for the southern portion of Alabama. The NWS projects wind gusts from Claudette could reach our area late this (Saturday) afternoon.

For a more in-depth look at Claudette's possible impacts, check out the latest ABC33/40 Weather Xtreme Video below.

A list of closings, cancellations, and postponements in West Alabama can be found HERE.

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