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Showers and thunderstorms expected for Labor Day weekend

Published 4:03pm Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Although plenty of sunshine was in the forecast earlier this week in Chilton County, showers and thunderstorms should arrive for the Labor Day weekend.

“Everything has been really dry the last couple of days, but that is all going to change for the holiday weekend,” meteorologist Mark Rose with the National Weather Service in Calera said. “There will be a pretty significant chance for showers and thunderstorms on Friday, Saturday and even Sunday leading into the Labor Day holiday.”

Rose said even though rain is in the forecast, temperatures will be warm and in some cases could reach the mid 90s.

“This is probably the warmest we have had temperatures reach this summer which is a bit unusual for this time of year,” Rose said. “Typically, we are right at 90 degrees during this time of year, but for the majority of the summer temperatures have not gotten out of the 80-degree range. This will be one of the warmest weekends we have had all summer.”

Rose cautions those planning holiday trips to lakes or rivers in Chilton County to remember the danger of swimming with a chance of thunderstorms.

“When you have temperatures that get this warm and a chance of rain, you will often have a lot of lightning,” Rose said. “There will probably be a lot of people wanting to take advantage of being on the water over the holiday weekend and everyone just needs to stay safe.”

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