Showers Moving Into Northwest Alabama


There have been some pockets of sunshine today, but it has been a mainly cloudy day for most across the Tennessee Valley. High temperatures today warmed into the upper 50s and low 60s.  Huntsville reached 60 degrees and Muscle Shoals was a degree cooler at 59 degrees.

Clouds will continue to build in ahead of an upper low currently moving from southern Missouri and into northeastern Arkansas.  There have been light returns on the radar over the past couple of hours, indicating light showers west of I-65, but since our air mass is so dry the rain has been evaporating before reaching the ground.  As more showers move into western Alabama, the air mass will become more saturated and rain will start reaching the ground.  Below is a look at Armor storm Vision Radar at 5:00 pm, some light rain may is likely starting to reach the ground now in western Lauderdale and Colbert counties in Alabama and Lawrence, Wayne and Hardin counties in Tennessee.

The low will continue to track southeast overnight and across the Tennessee Valley into Tuesday. Scattered showers will move over the area tonight, a few could be locally heavy, but generally light to moderate rainfall is expected.  Showers will taper off some by late Tuesday morning and into the afternoon, with generally just light patches of rain. Another disturbance will move in behind the low with more scattered showers likely Tuesday night and into Wednesday.  Though there will be periods of rain over the next couple of days, rainfall amounts will likely be less than a half inch for most, with a few isolated higher amounts.

– Jennifer Watson

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