The Storm Prediction Center is monitoring most of North Alabama and Middle Tennessee for the potential of a few isolated strong thunderstorms this afternoon. The primary threat would come from brief, strong winds in the heaviest storms.
Timing: Scattered showers and storms will develop area-wide through 4 PM, but the greatest concentration of rain looks to be in Lauderdale, Colbert, Franklin, Marion, Winston and Lawrence Counties in Alabama as well as Wayne and Lawrence in Tennessee through that time.
The most widespread storms come through Huntsville, Decatur, Athens, Fayetteville and Cullman between 4 and 7 PM.
Unfortunately, the rain and storms may “fizzle” before moving all the way across the state through 10 PM. That means some get a lot, some get a little and some get none.
The latest RPM “Futurecast” guidance produces a few areas of 1-2″ rainfall while others fall far short of that; don’t expect this to make much of a drought impact (and the burn bans will probably still exist after this too).
We got a good downpour earlier at our house, and we made the best of it!