Monday afternoon’s rain coverage has been very low, but there is still room for a few brief downpours through 9 PM. Isolated thunderstorms that can kick up the wind and produce intense lightning and heavy rainfall likely stay south of the Huntsville area for now, but they become more widespread and numerous for the rest of the week.
Tuesday looks hot and humid: highs in the upper 80s, a heat index in the lower 90s, and a chance of more scattered thunderstorms. For what it’s worth, a 40% chance of rain tells you two main things about Tuesday’s storms:
- Coverage will be limited across North Alabama and Southern Tennessee.
- Individual storms will not last that long (less than one hour)
What you can’t infer from that is the intensity! Summer storms can get rough even when they’re few and far between. Unfortunately, there’s no way to know in advance which storms will get powerful and which ones will just drop some rain and move on past. You have to be ready for anything this time of year!
If you like that kind of weather, there’s good news! You’re getting more of it for the rest of this week and the weekend.