The Next 24 Hours – A Good Round of Rain Starts Friday

It’s going to take most of the day for rain to overspread the entire Tennessee Valley, but it is definitely coming! Expect a mostly cloudy sky with a gradual increase in the chance of rain from the morning into the early afternoon and evening. Temperatures remain below average for this time of year; Huntsville’s “average” high is 78 degrees, so Friday should be around 10 degrees below that.

The storm system bringing the rain has already produced snow and heavy rain to our west. Tusla, Oklahoma measured a trace of snow on Thursday; that’s the latest snow ever recorded there. As it moves this way, it’s just rain, a stout breeze from the east-southeast at 15 to 25 miles per hour on Friday, and a good chance of a soaking. Some of us will get over two inches of rain by the end of the weekend.

Got plans that are hinging on the chance of rain? Here’s a close look at how the chance of at least a quarter-inch of rain increases through Friday across the Tennessee Valley. Need more info for the rest of the weekend? See the other posts here at and the main forecast page at

Climate Data for May 3rd
Sunrise: 5:55 AM
Sunset: 7:34 PM
Average High: 78 Record 91 (1952)
Average Low: 56 Record 36 (1971)

Hours of Daylight: 13:39 (2 minutes longer than Thursday)


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