This period of weather has certainly been a big help in battling the drought conditions, but it will be sometime early next week before we know just how much it has eased the drought in Alabama and Tennessee. Since midnight, a large area of rain has come and gone, and new heavy thunderstorms have formed over Northeast Alabama. Some of them could have some small hail, frequent lightning and very heavy rain; however, the threat of severe weather is very, very low.
Temperatures have only warmed into the 70s this afternoon, and while the heaviest rain has shifted into Marshall, Jackson, DeKalb, Etowah, Cherokee, Calhoun and Cleburne Counties for the afternoon, more rain is possible tonight, tomorrow and even over the weekend. Here’s the full extended forecast on WHNT.com’s Main Weather Page.
Rainfall Since Midnight in Alabama through 2:00 PM…
Muscle Shoals: 1.39″
Fort Payne: 0.60
Union Grove: 1.26″
Natural Bridge: 1.05″
Rainfall Since Midnight in Tennessee through 2:00 PM…
Thanks to Weather Intern Matt Gray for collecting the rainfall data!