published Monday, December 23rd, 2013

Forecast calls for Alabama to begin drying out after weekend rainfall

MOBILE, Ala. — Forecasters say Alabama will start drying out after weekend rains brought as much as 7 inches of rain in spots.

The National Weather Service says morning showers will give way to clearing skies and sharply cooler temperatures on Monday.

The break is needed in areas that are still soggy from heavy rains on Saturday and Sunday.

The weather service says radar estimates show that parts of southwest Alabama received as much as 7 inches of rain, and precipitation totals of 2 to 4 inches were common around Mobile.

Officials reported minor flooding in areas, but no widespread problems.

Forecasters say Christmas Eve and Christmas Day should be sunny and cool, with low temperatures in the 20s and 30s and highs in the 40s and 50s in most areas.

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