If you thought April was wetter than normal, you are correct. Both Birmingham and Anniston rainfall totals for April 2015 rank 6th compared to historical records. Tuscaloosa ranks 7th. The all time record rainfall amounts in the cities listed occured in 1979. Birmingham missed the all time April rainfall record by about 3.50".
It's pretty amazing how quickly the weather pattern can change. The pattern so far this month has been an extremely dry one with rainfall amount departure of -.32" already in Birmingham. The outlook through Mother's Day looks mostly rain-free. Long range model data continues to fluctuate regarding when the next best chance for organized rain will set up across Alabama. The most latest data suggest wet weather on Mother's Day though previous runs showed a better chance around the 12th. Model data goes out as far as 384 hours and it looks like most days will be dry through the 18th of May. Hopefully, we don't start to see drought conditions develop.
Fox 6 Meteorologist