Heavy rain early, more rain and storms this weekend

Weather

The Tennessee Valley has experienced a stretch of fantastic weather over the past several days, but unfortunately, all good things must come to an end.

Rain showers and thunderstorms are pushing east through Mississippi into Alabama, and these showers will continue to move into the Tennessee Valley through the next several hours.

Heavy rain tapers to showers this afternoon

Conditional threat of strong storms Friday afternoon

A break in the rain will occur Friday afternoon through Friday evening as a warm front lifts north from Birmingham into Middle Tennessee. Temperatures will rise through the evening hours into the upper 50s to low 60s.

A conditional threat of strong storms is in the forecast for Friday afternoon and evening. The threat is conditional because questions remain as to how warm and humid weather conditions will become in North Alabama after the morning round of heavy rain.

Winds are expected to blow from the south Friday afternoon and evening, and this may allow surface temperatures to warm into the upper 50s to low 60s through sunset Friday. Air temperatures aloft — about 1 to 5 miles above the ground — will still be rather cool, and this set up may allow thunderstorms to form, which could produce hail over North Alabama through the evening hours.

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More rain, thunderstorms through the weekend

Additional heavy rain is in the forecast for Saturday and Sunday as a series of frontal systems pass through the Tennessee Valley and usher wave after wave of heavy rain.

We’re currently running a rainfall deficit for the month in both Huntsville and Muscle Shoals, but we’re likely to turn that around before we get into next week, and we’ll be in a pretty big rainfall surplus by the middle of next week. Anywhere from 3-7 inches of rainfall is possible through the middle of next week.

– Christina

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