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Heavy rain could bring flash flooding to parts of southern Plains

Showers and thunderstorms associated with a slow-moving frontal system will bring heavy rainfall to parts of the southern Plains and mid-Mississippi Valley, which could result in flash flooding. The heaviest rainfall is expected across parts of northern Texas and southern Oklahoma. Some locations could see rainfall rates of up to 2 inches per hour.
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Current conditions at

Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport (KBHM)

Lat: 33.57°NLon: 86.75°WElev: 643ft.

Partly Cloudy

84°F

29°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed SW 12 mph
Barometer 30.18 in (1020.9 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index91°F (33°C)
Last update 7 Jul 9:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Birmingham AL

    • Today

      Today: Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Isolated
      T-storms

      High: 92 °F

    • Tonight

      Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph.

      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 74 °F

    • Wednesday

      Wednesday: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.

      Sunny then
      Slight Chance
      T-storms

      High: 94 °F

    • Wednesday
      Night

      Wednesday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms then
      Mostly Clear

      Low: 74 °F

    • Thursday

      Thursday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind around 5 mph.

      Sunny then
      Slight Chance
      T-storms

      High: 94 °F

    • Thursday
      Night

      Thursday Night: A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 74 °F

    • Friday

      Friday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.

      Sunny then
      Chance
      T-storms

      High: 94 °F

    • Friday
      Night

      Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

      Slight Chance
      T-storms then
      Partly Cloudy

      Low: 74 °F

    • Saturday

      Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.

      Mostly Sunny
      then Chance
      T-storms

      High: 95 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Isolated showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Southwest wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Tonight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the morning.
Wednesday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Mostly clear, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. West wind around 5 mph.
Thursday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Friday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Saturday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after noon. Mostly sunny, with a high near 95.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 76.
Sunday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
Sunday Night
A 10 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 75.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94.
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Point Forecast:
Birmingham AL
 33.51°N 86.82°W
7:34 am CDT Jul 7, 2015
10am CDT Jul 7, 2015-6pm CDT Jul 13, 2015
 
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