Life is returning to normal on Alabama's coast after a brush with Hurricane Isaac, but not completely.
Schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties resume class Thursday after a three-day break for the storm, and seas are expected to continue falling as remnants of Isaac slowly move off the coast.
But forecasters say southwest Alabama could receive several more inches of rain before the tropical precipitation bands end. And storms could continue inland like the cells that prompted tornado warnings on Wednesday.
Authorities say they're still not sure what the storm did to Dauphin Island's western end, where waves typically break under elevated homes and roads flood easily. Police say deep sand is making travel difficult on parts of the island.
Gov. Robert Bentley will visit the coast on Thursday.
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