There will be a lot of rain this week, but there is good news when it comes to how much.
The National Weather Service has reduced the rain forecasts a little, but continued to warn of the flood potential this week, which is still worrying.
Earlier forecasts had predicted up to 10 inches of rain for parts of the state. However, the forecasts fell slightly on Monday morning.
Now 8 inches are the high water mark.
In the north and in the center of Alabama, the areas expected to rain the most, with widespread totals of 4-6 inches, remain the maps according to the Weather Service.
The areas of South Alabama could rain 1 to 3 inches this week, the weather service said, threatening a few strong storms, especially on Wednesday and Thursday
Today, it is expected to be the driest this week According to forecasts, only a few rain showers are expected.
The rain is expected to start on Tuesday and continue until Friday, and it may be heavy at times, especially on Wednesday and Thursday.
Why is the downside in total rainfall? The meteorological service said predictive models are shifting the area with the heaviest rainfall further north.
The forecasters will observe a front that will stop somewhere over the state this week. Areas near the front will line up to get the most rain.
Predictors said areas of Birmingham will receive 3 to 6 inches to the north, with up to 2 inches being possible up to Montgomery.
And that is in addition to the rains that fell on Sunday, there were some areas that already reached one centimeter in height.
The Meteorological Service remains concerned about river inundation, with minor floods in central Alabama and potentially significant flooding in northern Alabama. According to forecasts, this could last until next week.
In addition, flooding is possible in urban areas and low-lying areas, which are usually at risk from flooding.