Happy 4th of July everyone!
I hope you are able to get out and enjoy the fireworks, someplace where conditions don't make that impossible.
Tonight, we're focusing intensely on the mind-boggling wet weather here. More of this intense rain is likely to continue. The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for all of Northwest Madison County until 2 a.m. on Friday. We've already seen widespread flooding in Decatur. Backyards turned into lakes as streets and low-lying areas ended up under water.
Hartselle turned aquatic, too. If you're familiar with Cahoots, it's pretty soaked. The owner ended up using a pump to try and clear some of the water out. Damage there, however, is still undetermined.
There's a similar scene in Limestone County. We visited Jimmy's Furniture on Highway 72 in Athens. Earlier today, the furniture was demonstrating its floatation properties as the front display area turned into a wading pond.
Further down the road, the Midway Baptist Church parking lot looked like a whitewater rafting ride.
Lauren is looking at a freakish confluence of weather systems, which is effectively sucking moisture up from the Gulf of Mexico and dumping it on us. We'll get an idea at how long this is going to last and look at the effects of the flooding tonight at 10.
See you then,