NWS predicts more rain ahead for Atmore area

Published 10:17 am Monday, June 13, 2005

By By Lee Weyhrich
According to Randy McKee, head meteorologist with the Mobile branch of the National Weather Service Hurricane Center, Atmore should be seeing the last of Arlene by noon today.
As Arlene moves farther north, Atmore's weather will return to normal.
"It will be improving over the southern half of the state," McKee said. "There will still be a bit of rain. We will begin to return to a more normal pattern of scattered thunderstorms. We will be back to a standard June pattern with hit and miss patterns of rain and thunderstorms."
Even after the storm passes coastal regions, such as Gulf Shores will still have a lot of water to deal with.
" A combination of normal tide with the storm will cause some problems on the barrier Islands, possibly Fort Morgan and Pensacola," McKee said.
Areas prone to flooding issues, such as much of Escambia County, may also have problems over the next few days.
" Even though it will be moving pretty fast there will be a potential of five inches of rain and over small areas there will be flash flooding," McKee said. "There is always the possibility of Tornadoes on the feeder bands on the outside of the storm as well."
Overall weather conditions should improve throughout the rest of the week, however.
"I think (weather conditions will improve) by early Sunday Morning and gradually improve over the other half of the state, say, by noon," McKee concluded.

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