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“Severe Drought:” scattered storms helping but not erasing building drought

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Whether you have had a little sprinkle or a big downpour, the past two days have brought the best rain we have had in over a month.

Some places are still begging for a downpour, and that’s why the US Drought Monitor shows a large area of SEVERE drought over Northeast Alabama and part of North Georgia and a fraction of southern Tenn.

Alabama’s state climatologist Dr. John Christy adds Cullman, Blount and Jefferson Counties to that LEVEL 2 drought status; it’s worsening across a broad area in North and Central Alabama.

It would take about 6 inches of rain to get us out of the drought; scattered storms through the weekend will help, but a blast of hot, dry weather next week may erase any progress we make over the next few days.  
See how hot it gets next week at WHNT.com.

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