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Tropical Storm Cindy update: Flash flood warnings piling up in southwest Alabama

Flash flood warnings, in red, covered much of southwest Alabama on Wednesday afternoon. An additional 4-8 inches of rain will be possible through the night. (National Weather Service)

Rain from Tropical Storm Cindy continues to fall, and the flash flood warnings have been increasing in southwest Alabama this afternoon.

The National Weather Service in Mobile said the following areas are under a flash flood warning until 9:45 p.m. Wednesday:

Mobile County Baldwin County Southern Washington County Southern Clarke County

The weather service said a heavy rain band from Tropical Storm Cindy was moving into the area and would likely cause flash flooding over the next few hours.

Areas affected include Mobile, Pritchard, Daphne, Tillmans Corner, Fairhope, Saraland, Gulf Shores, Bay Minette, Foley, Theodore, Satsuma, Orange Beach, Spanish Fort, Grand Bay and Robertsdale, among others.

Another set of warnings are in effect until 6 p.m. for:

Western Monroe County Central Baldwin County Northeastern Washington County Clarke County Escambia County Southwestern Conecuh County

Four to 8 inches of additional rain will be possible through the evening.

"This could become a very serious situation," the weather service said.

The weather service said there is an extreme risk of flash flooding across southwest Alabama from Cindy.

910AM Updated flood threat graphic shows an expansion of the extreme threat area. Be very alert to fast rising water through Thursday! pic.twitter.com/WktNFUTh6r

— NWS Mobile (@NWSMobile) June 21, 2017

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