Along with scattered showers Sunday night, the Tennessee Valley will also experience sustained southeasterly winds of 20-25 miles per hour with gusts as high as 30 to 35 mph.
Downed trees and wind damage have been reported in Boaz as well as Florence Sunday evening.
For this reason the National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory that will remain in effect through 1am Monday. The wind plus steady rain will make for tough driving conditions, so take your time and stay safe today!
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Huntsville AL 701 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018 ...A Wind Advisory is in effect for Southern Middle Tennessee and Northern Alabama... .A developing storm system out of the southern Plains states will track eastward and move into the region tonight. Wind speeds ahead of the approaching system are expected to increase into the 20 to 25 MPH range, with gusts up to 35 to 40 MPH, especially in the higher elevations. Wind speeds should then begin to gradually diminish during the early morning hours Monday, as the storm system begins to weaken and lift northeastward away from the area. ALZ006>010-016-TNZ076-096-097-230600- /O.CON.KHUN.WI.Y.0003.000000T0000Z-180423T0600Z/ Madison-Morgan-Marshall-Jackson-DeKalb-Cullman-Moore-Lincoln- Franklin TN- Including the cities of Huntsville, Decatur, Albertville, Boaz, Guntersville, Arab, Scottsboro, Fort Payne, Rainsville, Cullman, Lynchburg, Fayetteville, Winchester, Sewanee, Decherd, Estill Springs, and Cowan 701 PM CDT Sun Apr 22 2018 ...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM CDT MONDAY... * TIMING AND AREAS AFFECTED...Valid through 1 AM early Monday morning. * WINDS...Southeast winds around 20 to 25 MPH with gusts near 35 to 40 MPH. Wind speeds may be slightly higher in the higher elevations of southern middle Tennessee and northeast Alabama. * IMPACTS...Loose outdoor items will be vulnerable to the higher winds. Driving may also become hazardous, especially with high profile vehicles. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A Wind Advisory means that sustained wind speeds of at least 25 mph, or gusts of at least 35 mph, are expected across the affected area. Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution. In addition, ensure all loose outdoor objects remain secure, including patio furniture and trash cans. &&