HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Hit-or-miss heavy summertime storms have left some parts of north Alabama and southern Tennessee with several inches of rain while other areas have not even gotten enough to settle the dust.
Some neighborhoods in DeKalb and Lincoln Counties have received well over 2.5 inches of rain in the last 48 hours. Parts of Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence and Morgan Counties have received little-to-no rain at all.
A slow-moving upper-wave and a weak front will continue interacting with our hot and humid airmass Sunday evening, producing more heavy showers and thunderstorms. Any storm that forms may become strong with heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds.
We continue with a 40-50 percent chance of rain Monday, but there will still be some areas that do not get beneficial rain. Heavy rain in some neighborhoods may slow the growth of our extreme drought, but we do not expect to eliminate the drought anytime soon.