It's pretty obvious that it was a wet July across Central Alabama as a weather pattern conducive for frequent rainfall prevailed. During much of the month an upper level trough prevailed across the Southeastern U.S. while a persistent ridge of high pressure was centered in the Western Atlantic Ocean. This allowed for a persistent flow of moist and unstable air with embedded weather disturbances to dominate the area during much of the month, producing above normal rainfall for Central Alabama. Most areas received from six to thirteen inches, with totals in excess of fifteen inches in the extreme southeast sections.
The map to the right includes actual observations from ASOS, CocoRaHS, and Co-Op sites of July rainfall totals across the state, along with estimates derived from River Forecast Centers. The highest rainfall totals were across southeastern Alabama and the Florida Panhandle, where several locations observed well over 20 inches of rainfall.