Heavy rain and flash flooding possible as Hurricane Sally moves inland


Hurricane Sally radar courtesy of the National Weather Service.

The Columbus area is expected to see heavy rain lasting through Thursday evening as Hurricane Sally moves through the southeast. 


A weather alert from WRBL warns that spin-up tornadoes are possible and can crop up with little warning, so locals are encouraged to have multiple ways of receiving watches and warnings. 


The major concern for this area is that heavy rain could lead to flash floods. Drivers are reminded never to drive over flooded roadways.


In this morning’s 5 Things You Need to Know email, CSU told students, faculty, and staff to stay safe. “We are monitoring the situation and will notify you if we anticipate any severe weather impacting our area through the Cougar Alert system,” the email reads.