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Erika dissipates, Eastern Pacific tropics remain active

Erika has dissipated as a tropical cyclone and the National Hurricane Center has discontinued advisories for the system. The remnants of Erika could still produce rainfall amounts of 3 to 5 inches or more, along with gusty winds, across southern and central Florida beginning on Sunday. Meanwhile, the Eastern Pacific remains active, with advisories continuing to be issued for Jimena and Ignacio.
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Current conditions at

Birmingham, Birmingham International Airport (KBHM)

Lat: 33.57°NLon: 86.75°WElev: 643ft.

Partly Cloudy

82°F

28°C

Humidity 67%
Wind Speed S 6 mph
Barometer 30.16 in (1020.5 mb)
Dewpoint 70°F (21°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index86°F (30°C)
Last update 29 Aug 11:53 am CDT
Extended Forecast for

Birmingham AL

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 40 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 then
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 70 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 69 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 70 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Cloudy, with a high near 83. Southeast wind around 5 mph.
Tonight
A 40 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 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.
Sunday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 69. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.
Tuesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Friday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 88.
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Point Forecast:
Birmingham AL
 33.53°N 86.79°W
11:07 am CDT Aug 29, 2015
12pm CDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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