The Next 24 Hours – Torrid Thursday
Our brief “cool down” into the middle and upper 90s is now over; on Wednesday, high temperatures soared into the upper 90s and lower 100s for many around the Tennessee Valley for the sixth-straight day, and there are no signs of the heat backing off any time soon. Thursday will be even hotter, and to top it off, there is an Air Quality Alert for Madison and Morgan Counties (as well as metro areas surrounding Chattanooga, Nashville, Memphis and Birmingham).
Highs around Alabama and Tennessee on Wednesday
101 in Tuscumbia
100 in Muscle Shoals, Florence (Drew Richards) and Cullman
99 in Bear Creek
98 in Huntsville and Florence
96 in Moulton, Russellville, & Fayetteville (TN)
95 in Fort Payne and Leoma (TN)
94 in Decatur
93 in Prospect and Winchester, TN
91 in Albertville
90 in Hytop
Expect a 3 to 6 degree rise in temperature on Thursday. That means afternoon highs could get as hot as 103 in The Shoals and over West Tennessee; around Decatur, Athens and Huntsville, we expect it to top out near 100 degrees. To the east, our higher elevations in Jackson, Marshall, DeKalb, Cherokee, and Etowah Counties of Alabama as well as much of Franklin, Marion, Moore, and Grundy Counties in Tennessee will be in the mid-90s.
Humidity creeps up on Thursday; the heat index will be as hot as 105º in the hottest part of the afternoon, but believe it or not, it is going to get hotter on Friday and over the weekend! Here’s the full extended forecast: WHNT.com Weather.
Climate Data for Huntsville on June 21st
Sunrise: 5:37 AM
Sunset: 8:04 PM
Average High: 90 Record: 107 (1931)
Average Low: 70 Record: 54 (1968)
Hours of Daylight – 14:28 (one minute shorter than Wednesday)