The Next 24 Hours – Tuesday
Monday’s rain and storms fortunately left the Tennessee Valley with some healthy rain totals and no significant storm damage. The storm system bringing the disruptive weather was a difficult one to forecast as it developed and moved this direction, and it is still going to give us some forecasting headaches for the next 24 hours. Tuesday’s temperatures depend heavily on the clouds. We expect the sky to stay mostly cloudy in most areas through early afternoon; however, in The Shoals, Russellville, Hamilton, Haleyville, Moulton and even Athens, Lawrenceburg and Waynesboro, clouds may thin out in enough time to allow a warm-up into the lower 70s while the rest of us sit in the mid-60s all day.
As of 7 PM Monday, here are some of the 24-hour rainfall totals gathered by the NWS in Huntsville:
Muscle Shoals (NW Ala. Regional): 1.65″
Bankhead Nat’l Forest: 2.93″
Muscle Shoals (TVA): 1.52″
Valley Head: 1.34″
The wet ground, cooler air, and lack of sunshine will keep it cooler than normal for Tuesday, but warmer weather returns quickly with highs around 80 for the rest of the week! Here’s the link to the longer range forecast on WHNT.com Weather!
Climate Data for October 2nd
Sunrise: 6:43 AM
Sunset: 6:29 PM
Average High: 79 Record 94 (1926)
Average Low: 56 Record 34 (1984)
Hours of Daylight: 11:46 (2 minutes shorter)
By November 1st, the day length will only be 10 hours and 47 minutes. That’s 1 hour and 2 minutes shorter than Monday!