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National Weather Service radar images showed heavy rain moving through eastern Alabama that the service said would cause flash flooding.

Heavy rain today after an overnight drenching will flood parts of northern Calhoun and Cleburne counties, the National Weather Service warned this morning.

The weather service’s Calera office issued a flash flood warning at 10:46 a.m. today, set to expire at 1:45 p.m.

“Nearly two inches of rain have already fallen and this rainfall in addition to heavy rain this area experienced last night will result in quick runoff that will cause flooding of urbanized, low lying and poor drainage areas,” the warning statement read in part. More rain was on the way, the warning said.

Local communities that could see flash flooding include Jacksonville, Piedmont, Weaver and Ohatchee, according to the warning statement. Other communities in Cherokee, Etowah and St. Clair counties were included in the warning, as well.

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