Code Red: Nasty Weather Moving Into the Area


The meteorologists at NBC 15 have designated Thursday as a Code Red weather alert day. We have a fairly large system moving into the area, and with it, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches of rain. That's enough to cause flooding in low lying area, roads, rivers, and areas with poor drainage (we're looking at you, Midtown Mobile). The National Weather Service has posted a Flash Flood Watch until Friday at 12 Noon.

This is the same system that caused the SERVPRO First Responders Bowl in Dallas to be canceled due to weather. If that seems unprecedented, it's because it never happens. Might never have happened. According to SB Nation, the last post-season Division 1 football game to be cancelled involved the University of Hawaii. It was 1941, and the island was reeling following the attack on Pearl Harbor. But that wasn't a "bowl game," so we can't find any other examples -- and certainly none related to weather.  


So stay weather aware over the next 24 hours especially, until about Noon on Friday. That's when the worst of it should be over. After that, there's still a bit of a wet forecast to wrap up 2018. An umbrella should be your friend over the next few days.

For what it's worth, the canceled bowl game will be entered into the books as a "no contest." Which means everything that happened until the game went into rain delay doesn't count in the record books. It couldn't be more perfect for bowl game sponsor SERVPRO, which uses the tagline: "Like it never even happened."


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