Thursday brings more oppressive heat and a few more heavy storms

A hand full of spotty afternoon thunderstorms dropped heavy rain and kicked up the wind on Wednesday; expect more of those Thursday afternoon (especially east of Huntsville) and area-wide on Friday.  It gets HOT again Thursday: highs around 95ºF with a heat index peaking around 102ºF to 107ºF.

Scattered storms over the next few days may pack a bigger punch for more communities in the Tennessee Valley. The Storm Prediction Center outlines a threat of some ‘severe’ storms for a large part of Tennessee and Alabama on Thursday and Friday.

Thursday’s storms look isolated, but they could get very, very heavy.  In other words, a ‘low’ chance of rain speaks more to the coverage than the impact!

A cold front brings in more widespread storms on Friday, and some of those could be severe with high winds, intense lightning and torrential rain (flash flooding is possible).

Track heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

Need some specifics about the weekend or next week? They’re always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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