Drought Uneffected By Rain
Thu July 12, 2012
More rain headed toward Alabama
Forecasters say more storms are headed toward Alabama, but still more rain is needed to break a worsening drought.
The National Weather Service says there's a good chance of precipitation statewide on Thursday. The Tennessee Valley counties in north Alabama could get 1 or 2 inches of rain with gusty winds, and high temperatures will top out around 80 degrees.
There's an 80 percent chance of rain in central Alabama, and a 60 percent chance on the coast.
The rain is needed since nearly 92 percent of the state's acreage is now abnormally dry or in a full-blown drought. That's slightly worse than last week.
An area of extreme drought covers southeast Alabama nearly all the way to Montgomery, and a severe drought reaches into metro Birmingham.
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