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Heavy rain possible across parts of Midwest

A storm system moving across the central U.S. will bring showers and thunderstorms to parts of the Midwest on Friday, with the possibility of heavy rain and flash flooding for some locations. Remember, it takes just 12 inches of rushing water to carry away a small car. If you see a flooded roadway, Turn Around Don't Drown.
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Current conditions at

Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport (KBHM)

Lat: 33.57°NLon: 86.75°WElev: 643ft.

Partly Cloudy

74°F

23°C

Humidity 79%
Wind Speed NE 6 mph
Barometer 30.12 in (1019.1 mb)
Dewpoint 67°F (19°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 28 Aug 8:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Birmingham AL

  • Today

    Today: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind around 5 mph.

    Sunny then
    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 71 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am.  Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 85 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 4pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. East wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 5am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71. East wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 7am. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 70. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Sunday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Wednesday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.
Thursday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.
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Point Forecast:
Birmingham AL
 33.51°N 86.82°W
9:35 am CDT Aug 28, 2015
9am CDT Aug 28, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 3, 2015
 
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