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Drier Weather Ahead

Posted on: 6:51 pm, September 2, 2013, by

Heavy rain on Labor Day morning brought reminders of the heavy, persistent thunderstorms that came through on the Fourth of July! The unofficial end of summer wasn’t quite as wet, but there was some flash flooding and a road collapse in the early hours of Monday morning. Storms also produced wind damage in Guntersville (Marshall County), Crossville (DeKalb County), and downed power lines all along the way from Huntsville south to Sand Mountain:

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  • Savvy Stuff in Guntersville from @AlabamaChaser

  • Crossville - Courtney Black

  • Crossville - Courtney Black

  • Crossville - Courtney Black

  • Mayo Road in New Hope, Ala.

  • Huntsville lightning strike - Maryanne Chesser

Some of the rainfall totals from that one intense thunderstorm causing most of the damage look like this:

4.47″ – Union Grove (Marshall)
3.93″ – Guntersville (Marshall)
3.46″ – Albertville (Marshall)
3.39″ – Hampton Cove (Madison)
2.32″ – Owens Crossroads
1.54″ – Crossville
0.91″ – Huntsville International

We expect a few scattered storms through the evening, and some of them could last through early morning. Don’t be shocked if you are awakened by thunder again early Tuesday morning; however, we do not expect the same kind of intensity or duration with tonight’s round of rumblers.

Drier air moves in on Tuesday pushing the threat of rain south of the Tennessee Valley in the afternoon; it will feel a lot more comfortable through the middle of the week!

Check out the full discussion over at WHNT.com/Weather to get more specifics on how the Tennessee Valley’s weather will change over the next few days.

-Jason
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