So with all the rain this past weekend, don't get fooled, it's still not a good time to start burning rubbish and leaves in your back yard. Don't be like me, last week I was burning a ton of leaves in my yard, the county I live in it's legal to do so, but the entire time I was doing it I stood there with a water hose in hand just incase things got out of hand.

Much of central Alabama remains under extreme drought conditions. West Alabama remains under drought conditions that vary from extreme to moderate, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor report released last week.

The Tuscaloosa area has had at least 3.41 inches of rainfall this month as of Friday, which is about half an inch above average, according to the National Weather Service.

The recent rain has helped, but stream flows remain below normal levels, an indicator that ground water levels remain low.

"It is going to take a lot of rainfall to catch us up," McNeil said.

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