The Next 24 Hours – Thursday
Thursday is the 23rd anniversary of a very dark day in Huntsville’s history; the November 15, 1989 tornado was one of the deadliest and most destructive storms on record here in the Tennessee Valley. A lot of people who were in this area at the time will always reflect on what happened that late November afternoon; in fact, November’s typical spike in severe weather activity in the Tennessee Valley is usually punctuated by that powerful tornado. This time around, things are quiet, and thankfully, it is going to be quiet for quite a while!
Even with a little moderation in temperature on Thursday, we still expect a below-normal day. Highs will reach the upper 50s and lower 60s by mid-afternoon. The “normal” or “average” high is 64º F in Huntsville and Muscle Shoals; expect a gradual warm-up toward the mid-60s through the weekend and into next week. There’s a lot more about that on the main forecast page at WHNT.com/Weather!
Look for a light northeast breeze and more sunshine on Thursday!
Climate Data for November 15th
Sunrise: 6:21 AM
Sunset: 4:41 PM
Average High: 64 Record 81 (1955)
Average Low: 42 Record 16 (1965)
Hours of Daylight: 10:20 (2 minutes shorter)