GENEVA, Ala. (AP) -- The National Weather Service issued alerts about possible flooding in the region as heavy rains fell on Tuesday. Forecasters say the threat will continue as water dumped by storms moves downstream.
Storms from a weak tropical wave have been dumping more than 2 inches of rain an hour in southeast Alabama, southwest Georgia and the northern Florida Panhandle. Forecasters say those rains will continue through nightfall.
The Choctawhatchee River is expected to crest more than 4 feet above flood level at Geneva by Thursday afternoon, flooding fields and some farm roads.
Geneva County is under a flood warning, and five more counties were under a flood watch.
Southeast Alabama is the currently the driest part of the state.