A flash flood warning is in effect for Jefferson, Lamar, Marion and Winston counties until 9:30 and 10pm.
Radar estimates 3-5 inches of rainfall across the counties to the northwest which has caused flash flooding. Heads up in Arley, Haleyville, Hamilton, Lynn, Addison and Ashbank along with Brilliant, Double Springs and Guin just to name off a few cities.
Rainfall estimates in Jefferson county have ranged from 2-3 inches over a short period of time including Bessemer, Birmingham, Fairfield, Fultondale, Gardendale, Homewood, Hoover, Hueytown, Irondale, Leeds, Mountain Brook, Trussville, Vestavia Hills, Adamsville, Alton, Brighton and Brookside.
Roadways have become impassable in some areas and any additional rainfall could make conditions worse.
Remember to never drive your vehicle into areas where water covers the roadway. The water depth may be too great to allow your vehicle to cross safely. Even if you drive an SUV or truck don't attempt to cross either. More deaths occur each year from flooding than any other weather phenomena.