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SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2007

Rain chances hit and miss for next 2 days, expert says

By Bayne Hughes · 340-2432

If you don’t get rain Sunday or possibly Monday, it may be a while before that much-needed precipitation falls from the sky.

Meteorologist Jason Elliott of the National Weather Service in Huntsville said Tennessee Valley residents can expect another day, like Saturday, of scattered showers, but they won’t be as widespread as people would like.

Some locations could get up to 1 inch if they get under a pop-up storm, while some might go rainless.

“Unfortunately, some places that didn’t get rain in recent days might not see rain tomorrow,” Elliott said Saturday.

For example, the Weather Service radar estimated a small storm dropped about a quarter of an inch Saturday on the Burningtree and Priceville areas, while Courtland, where residents held a prayer service Friday to pray for rain, stayed dusty dry.

Elliott predicted temperatures would be in the middle 80s during the day and the middle 60s at night through Tuesday. Temperatures will then begin to rise and reach 95 degrees Wednesday or Thursday.

While temperatures will go up, he said, it could be another week before the area sees any more rain. The area is already close to 17 inches below normal on rainfall.

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