The Next 24 Hours – Wednesday
July’s heat is back! After a few days of highs in the 80s and 90s last week, Tuesday’s high temperatures rebounded back to 94º in Decatur, 95º in Huntsville and Fort Payne, and 98º in Muscle Shoals. Storms were few and far between on Tuesday, but Wednesday, Thursday and Friday bring an increased threat of scattered mainly afternoon and evening storms. You can see the full extended forecast here at WHNT.com Weather!
One of those storms got a little rough in Lincoln County, Tennessee on Tuesday evening. According to the NWS in Huntsville: “Several large trees were uprooted at the intersection of Pendergrass Road and tn highway 275. Two bradford pear trees were split in half. several small to medium sized limbs were downed along a 2 mile stretch of Pendergrass Road.” That was just northeast of Flintville.
Expect more of the same with the hit-or-miss afternoon and evening storms! Occasionally, they can intensify quickly and collapse producing small areas of strong winds called microbursts. Summertime storms are difficult to warn for since they only last a few minutes and cover spotty areas, so if a thunderstorm approaches your location, it’s best to just pack it in and head inside until the storm is over.
Climate Data for Huntsville on July 18th
Sunrise: 5:48 AM
Sunset: 7:59 PM
Average High: 91 Record: 102 (2006)
Average Low: 71 Record: 59 (2009)
Hours of Daylight – 14:11 (2 minutes shorter than Tuesday)