Heavy rains pose flood threat for south Alabama

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Heavy rains over southwest Alabama are posing a threat of flooding and forecasters say the downpours are likely to continue into Monday.

The National Weather Service had the Mobile area under a flash-flood watch Sunday. Between 2 and 4 inches of rain was expected to fall, adding to more than 9 inches of precipitation that's accumulated since Friday.

Several roads have been flooded in Mobile County, where authorities say they've had a few motorists get stuck in mud and water as they tried to bypass barricades.

A homeowner who lives on a private lake in Mobile told the Press-Register water overflowed into his yard Saturday. Mitch Smith says the flooding blocked the main road to his home, forcing his family to march up a muddy hill to get away.

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