Heavy rain and gusty winds over the Florence and Muscle Shoals area knocked down a few trees and produced very heavy rain in a short amount of time.
— Jason Simpson (@simpsonwhnt) August 2, 2017
According to Lauderdale County Emergency Managers, a tree fell on a house on Foy Avenue in Florence; the tree split in half and damaged part of the house. A large branch was also reported down on a car in north Florence.
Wind gusts as high as 31 mph were reported near Helton Drive and Cox Creek Parkway in north Florence. Dime-size hail was also reported in the area.
— ⁷🖤💙AmyKathryn💙🖤⁷ (@amykat1095) August 2, 2017
As much as one-and-a-half inches of rain fell in western portions of Muscle Shoals as well as north Florence, but the regional airport (which is an official climate reporting site) only received 0.03 inches of rain Wednesday afternoon. Nevertheless, emergency managers reported a stalled vehicle stuck in floodwaters at Helton Drive and Bradshaw Drive.
— Christina Edwards (@ChristinaWHNTwx) August 2, 2017
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