Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Meteorologist Alex Puckett

We’ve seen some breaks in the clouds this morning. We’ll continue to see cloud cover across north Alabama through the afternoon.A few breaks in this cloud cover are possible in the afternoon, but expect those breaks to be fairly few and far between. 

Rain won’t stay away for long!

Another cold front passes through the region late Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing some light, scattered showers and a big blast of colder air for the rest of the week. It actually gets cold enough by Wednesday evening for a few snow showers in the area! We don’t expect that to cause any issues across the area though.

Rainfall through February 24th (compared to all Dec-Jan-Feb rainfall since 1893

You know it’s been wet when the best way to describe the weather for the next week looks like this:

“the least rainy pattern we’ve had in a month!”

That’s what we have to look forward to: less rain, but still some rain. Most of it will be light enough that you won’t feel much impact from it (except for the added chill on Wednesday).

The chance of rain on Friday and Saturday *could* also mean a chance of some more snowflakes; however, neither of those disturbances have enough moisture with which to work for any significant precipitation one way or the other.

1,825 and counting

It’s been five years to the day since the last time Huntsville International measured more than 1.0″ of snowfall in a day – or an entire season for that matter.

That is one of the longest stretches of that kind on record:

  • 1952 – 1957: (6 years) only a trace of snow two times, nothing measurable
  • 2002 – 2007: (5 years) three traces, 0.9″ in 2003, 0.4″ in 2006

There was some incredible snowfall on February 25, 2015: a few spots getting close to one foot of snow in this one storm. Some communities had more than 30 inches of snow between the snowy winters of 2014 and 2015.

This Weekend

Strong storms ahead?

As of Tuesday, Spring is only 23 days away! That means the primary Spring severe weather season is almost here. Given the weather pattern we see ahead of us, it may be starting sooner rather than later: possibly as early as the middle of next week. Alex goes into a little more detail on what we’re looking at right now regarding storms next week in a blog post if you’re interested in diving a little deeper into the tools and the science.

Tennessee Valley Forecast

TODAY: Mild and dry through the day. A mix of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 60s. Wind: WSW 6-12.

TONIGHT:Variably cloudy and chilly. Overnight lows in the low 40s.

WEDNESDAY: Cloudy, breezy and colder! Some rain showers possible. There’s a chance for a changeover to flurries, but we aren’t forecasting any accumulations or impacts. Highs in the 40s. Wind: NW 10-20.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Cloudy and cold. Overnight lows in the 20s.

THURSDAY: A hard freeze in the morning; clear and chilly in the afternoon. Highs in the low to mid 40s. Wind: NW 7-15.

FRIDAY: Fair and cold early, cooler than average in the afternoon. Highs Approaching 50º. Wind: NW 7-15.

SATURDAY: Partly cloudy. Chance for a light snow shower or flurry in the morning. Highs in the 50s. Wind: NW 7-15.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny and milder. Highs in the low 60s. Wind: WSW 7-15.

MONDAY: Partly cloudy and mild. A couple of scattered showers possible. High temperatures climb into the 60s in the afternoon. Wind: SE 10-20.

SUPER TUESDAY: A few scattered showers possible. Warm. Highs in the mid 60s. Wind: SE 10-20.

WEDNESDAY: Thunderstorms likely. Some storms could be strong. Highs in the upper 60s. Wind: SW 10-20