Last week, severe drought conditions existed across Calhoun, most of Jefferson county and Tuscaloosa county.
This week, most of those counties are now experiencing moderate drought conditions.
Also, many counties under a moderate drought last week are abnormally dry now to the south of I-20.
No change to the north of I-20 regarding moderate and severe drought conditions.
So yea we need some rain and thankfully rain chances will be increasing this weekend and next week.
Today looks fairly dry with a small chance for a passing shower.
Tomorrow the chance increases to 30% to the north of I-20 and 20% points southward.
Rain chances and coverage climb to 30% and 40% over the weekend and into early next week.
We will see rain chances backing off a bit until late week when it spikes again.
The late week system looks to shove the extreme heat back to the west.
Continue to water your lawn and garden in the short term.
If you don't get rain by 7pm each day, it's a pretty good bet that you'll have a mainly dry night and will need to water.
Jill Gilardi WBRC First Alert Certified Meteorologist