A tropical low in the Gulf of Mexico is set to bring heavy rainfall to much of Alabama this weekend.

A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect along the Gulf Coast from Lake Morgan, Louisiana to Oakaloosa/Walton County line in Florida while a Flash Flood Watch is in effect for the southern 2/3 of Alabama.

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ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann projects tropical rainfall to reach Tuscaloosa by early Saturday morning.

"Model data suggests the rain will arrive in Tuscaloosa/Birmingham/Anniston by 8:00 a.m… and over the Tennessee Valley by 11:00 a.m. Rain is likely statewide tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night; the rain could be heavy at times, especially over the central and southern counties of the state," Spann said.

Rainfall totals in Tuscaloosa could exceed four inches before Sunday, and residents are urged to use caution when traveling this weekend.

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