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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

2 Miles SW Irondale AL

  • Today

    Today: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind around 5 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 82 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. Southeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 69 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 83. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 83 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 70 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 87 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

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

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 71 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    High: 86 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Cloudy, with a high near 82. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 69. 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 83. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. East wind around 5 mph becoming calm.
Monday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph in the afternoon.
Monday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Tuesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 87.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 71.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 86.
Wednesday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 70.
Thursday
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 87.
Thursday Night
A 20 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 86.
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Point Forecast:
2 Miles SW Irondale AL
 33.53°N 86.68°W
11:35 am CDT Aug 29, 2015
11am CDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm CDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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