Strong storms knock down trees, produce small hail Wednesday afternoon

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala.– Scattered heavy storms will diminish with the loss of daytime heating later this evening. Some neighborhoods have gotten soaked while others have seen little or no rain at all.

Forecasting exactly where these storms will form on afternoons like today is like trying to figure out where the first air bubble will form as a pot of water starts to boil– it’s essentially impossible.

That’s why it is important to have Live Alert 19, or any of the other resources below at your fingertips on afternoons like today so you can dodge the rain.

WHNT.com’s Maps & Radar Page
Mobile Applications
Baron Saf-T-Net (phone/text)

Storms that have developed have been quite strong, as is the case when we have so much heat and humidity in the atmosphere. A wind gust of 35 miles per hour was reported at Huntsville International just before 6 p.m. Wednesday. A few trees were also knocked down in Ardmore and Stevenson as strong storms moved through. Pea-sized hail was also reported within some of the stronger cores.

We expect more scattered storms to develop Thursday afternoon, and there is a chance of rain each day through Sunday. Catch up on the detailed forecast discussion here.