Ad Spot

Tropical storm brings flood threat

The National Weather Service in Mobile/Pensacola are warning of possible flooding over the weekend associated with a tropical storm developing in the Gulf of Mexico.

According to information released by the NWS on Friday, the system will be broad and impact a wide area. The biggest threat for inland Alabama will be minor flooding, but other threats include brief tornadoes and storm force winds of about 40 to 50 miles per hour.

The greatest threat to inland Alabama will begin on Saturday and continue into the nighttime hours. The forecasted rainfall expected for Andalusia and surrounding areas is about 4.6 inches. That total will increase to as much as 12 inches closer to the coast.

Residents and travelers should be aware of possible flash flooding through Saturday night. The most likely time of arrival of tropical storm force winds along the Alabama and Florida Panhandle is Saturday morning, but they could begin as early as Friday night.

Lifestyles

‘Baking’ it Happen: Friends find new hobby in retirement in decorating homemade cookies

News

Hall Benefits Group to host back-to-school backpack drive

Lifestyles

Yates converts familiar surrounding into first novel

News

County schools raise substitute pay

COLUMN -- FEATURE SPOT

Part 2: Wesley E. Courson, 2nd Lieutenant, U.S. Army Air Force, WWII POW, Stalag Luft III

News

AHS, AJHS announce schedule pick-up, supply lists

News

Local Walmart to close temporarily until Saturday morning

News

Andalusia florist encouraging vaccinations as a tribute to wife

News

Q&A: Local doctor says ‘get vaccinated or get infected’

News

Covington County Readers’ Choice voting round begins Aug. 2

News

Covington County 4-H program among best in enrollment

News

Andalusia City Schools makes personnel changes

News

Andalusia Stingrays compete at state finals in Albertville

News

Beacon of Hope opens local behavioral therapy clinic

Lifestyles

Henderson follows dream with White Willow Boutique

News

Florala High School receives AHSAA Sportsmanship grant

News

Narcotics recovered at local business, arrests forthcoming

News

Merrell elected to ADAA’s executive committee

News

Cleft, Craniofacial Awareness Month: Garrett overcomes obstacles

News

Maio joins Star-News as Staff Writer

News

Patton retires from Pleasant Home after 17 years

News

Starnes named Covington County’s 2022 Distinguished Young Woman

News

Cotton remembered for many talents, contributions

News

State Auditor requests ALDOT reconsider Hwy. 331 plan