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Still Wet At Times Through Tomorrow

| 4:40 pm July 5, 2013

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today… back to the “two a day” schedule Monday**

SOGGY: The National Weather Service in Birmingham has opted to continue the flash flood watch for much of Alabama through tomorrow as a deep tropical moisture axis remains in place. Below is the expected rain over the next 7 days from NCEP…

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The heaviest rain late this afternoon was over Northwest Alabama…

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Occasional showers and thunderstorms are likely through tomorrow, and the rain could be heavy at times. But, on the positive side, there will be nice breaks in the rain, and temperatures will remain well below average for July in Alabama. Today’s high in Birmingham is only 76 degrees… not far from the record low maximum for July 5, 72 set in 1940.

SUNDAY AND NEXT WEEK: Dynamic forcing will weaken, and showers and storms should become fewer in number gradually. This also means more sunshine and warmer temperatures; we should be close to 90 degrees by Wednesday. But, moist air hangs around and we will deal with at least scattered showers and thunderstorms on a daily basis.

AT THE BEACH: How about this waterspout at Destin, FL this afternoon… photo from @ashleynelliott1

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Occasional tropical and showers will continue on the Gulf Coast through tomorrow, but conditions will slowly improve late in the weekend and next week. By Monday and Tuesday we expect about 3 to 5 hours of sunshine each with showers and storms becoming more widely spaced. Highs hold in the 80s, and sea water temperatures are mostly in the low 80s.

TROPICS: A weak surface low is over the Southwest Gulf of Mexico…

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This is moving north and could bring heavy rain to the Upper Texas or Louisiana coast early next week, but the system is not expected to become a tropical storm.

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