Early Afternoon Rainfall Update
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As of 1:10PM, widespread light to moderate rain was falling across portions of the Tennessee Valley, with the heaviest showers mainly over Madison and Morgan Counties.
Here is a map of 24-hour rainfall totals for several of the airport reporting stations around the area as of the noon reports:
But this certainly doesn’t tell the whole story. Due to the nature of where the heaviest rain occurred and how long it lasted, rainfall totals in many areas are varying significantly over short distances. The image below is a radar estimate of rain accumulation over the past 24 hours. The yellow shaded areas represent estimates of over 2 inches while the light blue areas received less than .1 inch.
Here are a few more selected rainfall totals since midnight around the region. Bear in mind, due to the spotty nature of the showers in some areas, these values may not be representative of the entire town listed:
Florence – 2.19″
Russellville – 1.17″
Youngtown – 2.13″
Decatur – 1.35″
Athens – 2.38″
S. Huntsville – 2.88″
Gurley – 0.55″
Guntersville – 2.61″
S. Fayetteville – 0.24″
This band of rain will likely continue to grow less widespread through the afternoon hours, and many will see a lull in the rain by late this afternoon, but another round of showers and thunderstorms is forming to our southwest and will be spreading northeast toward the Tennessee Valley through the evening and overnight hours.