The Next 24 Hours – Rainy Thursday
Rain may hold off for most of the Tennessee Valley until Thursday afternoon, but a few light showers often outrun the main batch of rain and bring spotty wet weather well ahead of the “main” chance of rain. That’s what is likely on Thursday; most of the rain comes after 1 PM; however, a few patchy areas of light rain could linger from tonight through the morning – particularly in The Shoals.
Over-all, this will not be a very heavy rain event. Totals of around a half-inch are likely, but some isolated areas may get close to or even exceed one full inch of rain Thursday night through Friday morning. The best chance of heavier showers is south of the Tennessee River through southern Morgan, Marshall, DeKalb, Cullman, Blount, Etowah, and Cherokee Counties.
Here’s the specific chance of at least a quarter-inch of rain between 12 PM Thursday and 12 AM Friday:
Most of the rain is concentrated to the west Thursday and Thursday evening, but it does shift farther east Friday morning. Temperatures will stay cool Thursday, but it will warm up a little! Highs top out in the 52-57º F range with clouds and rain moving into the Valley.
Climate Data for February 21st
Sunrise: 6:26 AM
Sunset: 5:36 PM
Average High: 58 Record 76 (1922)
Average Low: 37 Record 12 (1963)
Hours of Daylight: 11:10 (2 minutes longer than Wednesday)