Rainfall amounts well above average

Published 4:20 pm Thursday, July 11, 2013

More rainfall in Chilton County on Thursday added to monthly and yearly totals that continue to climb above averages.

Though scattered thundserstorms are forecasted for the rest of the week and the weekend, the chance of rain doesn’t exceed 30-40 percent.

Even without any rain the next few days, monthly and yearly totals would be well above average, said Meteorologist Mark Rose with the National Weather Service in Calera.

Rose said Chilton County’s rainfall is about 7 inches above normal for the year and about 1.5 inches above normal for July.

More than 3 inches of rain has been recorded so far in July.

“It’s definitely been a wet month,” Rose said. “You don’t typically get this much rainfall, and it looks like this trend is going to continue for the rest of the week.”

Rose said the southern half of Alabama would see more rain the next few days than the northern half. Chilton County, of course, sits in the middle of the state.

By Sunday, the chance of rain should begin to drop.

Temperatures, for the forseeable future, will continue to be held slightly below average by rain and clouds.

Rose said highs in the upper-80s are typical for July, and the next few days should have highs in the mid- to upper-80s.