Here's a look at the latest drought monitor from the Climate Prediction Center:
Exceptional drought and rainfall deficit:
At least we have hope for moisture and the first chance for showers comes on Friday. Far northwest and northern portions of the WBRC Fox 6 viewing area stands the best chance for seeing some moisture.
There a small chance for showers across east Alabama on Saturday too!
The best chance for rain and the greatest coverage looks to arrive during the middle to late portion of next week. Thursday into Friday look the wettest as of now. Data continues to fluctuate on the timing and evolution but at least models continue to signal rain.
Continue to avoid outdoor burning as fire danger remains elevated,
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorlogist