Summer-like weather to kick off the holiday weekend!

Weather

Friday’s storms left us with a LOT of rain:

  • 1.64″ in Stevenson
  • 1.62″ on Monte Sano
  • 1.58″ in South Decatur
  • 1.52″ at Huntsville International Airport
  • 1.16″ in Russellville

We only have a few storms in the forecast: a 20%-30% chance for the afternoon and evening (although wouldn’t be impossible to see some rain in a few communities early in the day). Even though storms may be few in number, a couple of them still could be very heavy with torrential rain, gusty winds and lightning.

Expect a hotter, more humid afternoon: highs in the lower and middle 80s with a heat index (yep, it’s that time again) close to 90ºF.

Memorial Day Weekend is here!

The kickoff to the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend, sure feels a lot like early summer! The heat and humidity are high enough for some of the typical, hit-or-miss, unevenly-distributed, here-and-there thunderstorms that can bring a flash flood in one neighborhood while others bake in the early summer heat.

The hit-or-miss downpours produce a lot of lightning, too. Be alert if you’re outdoors and hear thunder over the weekend; lightning can strike as many as 10 miles outside a thunderstorm.

Track heavy storms with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19! You can also get up-to-date, location-based alerts wherever you are on Live Alert 19. Download it today for iOS and Android.

Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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