The Next 24 Hours – Heavy Rain, Colder Weather for Saturday

There are a lot of events going on this weekend, and we can safely say that this rain threat will not rain all of them out! WhistleStop, Derby Days, The Dogwood Festival, and the races at Talladega Superspeedway will have to contend with showers at times, but we do not expect rain all day on Saturday. One of the biggest factors in Saturday’s weather will be the temperatures! Expect mid-afternoon temps in the lower and middle 50s on average. The Shoals may touch 60 on the high end, but Fayetteville, Winchester, Scottsboro and Stevenson may never get out of the 40s all afternoon.

In fact, our best chance of rain comes in the morning hours for most of the Valley. By midday, rain is over in The Shoals and coming to an end in Decatur, Huntsville, Athens and Cullman. It could be as late as 3-5 PM before rain finally tapers off on Sand and Lookout Mountains as well areas around Winchester and Jasper, Tennessee.

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There is more rain in the forecast for Sunday and Monday as a cold-core upper-air low moves over Alabama. Some showers and storms could contain lightning and small hail or graupel due to the extremely cold temperatures aloft. See for the latest on the forecast through next week that finally brings some warm, dry weather!

Climate Data for May 4th
Sunrise: 5:54 AM
Sunset: 7:35 PM
Average High: 78 Record 90 (1930)
Average Low: 56 Record 36 (1971)

Hours of Daylight: 13:41 (2 minutes longer than Friday)


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