The Next 24 Hours – Friday Morning Rain
Another day, another round of morning showers! This time, they will be in and out quickly; most of the rain we receive on Friday morning will be light and of short duration. The best chance of showers comes from around 3 AM to 10 AM, and while a few locations in Southern Tennessee and around The Shoals could get up to a quarter-inch of rain, most communities stay under the tenth-inch mark on Friday. Here’s the specific chance of at least 0.10″ of rain or more between 3 AM and Noon Friday:
The fast-moving system brings drier air in by mid-afternoon, and that means some sun breaking through the clouds again. Thursday brought a lot of sunshine in The Shoals, but there was none to be had east of Huntsville. The stronger push of dry air clears the sky over the entire Tennessee Valley by Friday afternoon; temperatures will only warm into the lower and mid-50s where sunshine is limited. More sun to the west in The Shoals and over Southern Middle Tennessee means it gets slightly warmer with high temperatures approaching 60 degrees.
There is a tremendous blizzard expected to work up the New England Coast Friday night; a strong low to our northeast generally gives fair weather in the Tennessee Valley as high pressure slides in behind it. A nice Saturday is on the way, but watch out! Rain comes back on Sunday, and some of that will be heavy. See the extended forecast discussion at WHNT.com/Weather for more on the potential for heavy rain and some insight into the potential for snow the rest of the Winter!
Climate Data for February 8th
Sunrise: 6:39 AM
Sunset: 5:24 PM
Average High: 54 Record 79 (1937)
Average Low: 34 Record 9 (1933)
Hours of Daylight: 10:44 (2 minutes longer than Thursday)
Temperatures and Rain Chances on Friday in Huntsville: