Heavy rain soaks Chilton County

Published 2:34 pm Monday, April 7, 2014

Portions of Chilton County received up to five inches of rain Sunday night into Monday morning.

“I am showing that 8.6 miles east of Clanton there were 5.5 inches measured as of 8 a.m. Monday,” Kristina Sumrall with the National Weather Service in Calera said. “The northern portion of the county only received about 2.85 inches of rain, but there was a big difference in the southeast corner with much higher numbers.”

Sumrall said rain is expected Tuesday with a 70 percent chance of showers and a high of 61 degrees.

“The rainfall on Tuesday shouldn’t be anything like the rain we got over the weekend,” Sumrall said. “The weather should be clearing up for the rest of the week.”

Sumrall said Wednesday should see plenty of sunshine with a high of 66 degrees and an overnight low of 42 degrees.

Thursday temperatures should reach 74 degrees with overnight lows in the upper 40s.

Friday should be mostly sunny with a high near 75 degrees and overnight lows around 50 degrees.