North Alabama Weather Blog
Weather Information and Forecasts for the North Alabama Area
Sep
19.
: Posted: 9:32 am
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Many locations across North Alabama saw temperatures fall into the 40s this morning, for the first time since May 10th when the low was 49 at Huntsville International Airport.
 
Below is a list of some low temperature reports from across the area this morning:
 
42 Russellville
44 Valley Head, New Market, Leighton
45 Fort Payne, Meridianville, Crossville, Speake
46 Decatur, Cullman, Scottsboro, Florence
47 Huntsville, Moulton
48 Huntsville-UAH, Grant, Rogersville
49 Hartselle, Courtland
50 Albertville
53 Muscle Shoals
 
Temperatures this afternoon will only warm into the low to mid 70s, despite the full sunshine.


Sep
18.
: Posted: 5:53 pm
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Heavy rainfall fell across North Alabama on Monday into the early morning hours on Tuesday, bringing significant rainfall amounts to the area. There were several flooding issues caused by the heavy rains, especially in parts of Colbert and Lauderdale Counties in Northwest Alabama on Monday afternoon and evening.
 
The heavy rainfall helped to eliminate the year-to-date rainfall deficit at the Huntsville International Airport, however Muscle Shoals remains below normal so far this year. Here is a look at the numbers at both sites:
 
Huntsville International Airport
Year-to-Date Rain: 38.77″
Year-to-Date Avg: 38.50″
+0.27″
 
Muscle Shoals – NW Alabama Regional Airport
Year-to-Date Rain: 32.69″
Year-to-Date Avg: 37.91″
-5.22″
 
Below is complete list of rainfall totals from around North Alabama:
 
1.72″ Guntersville
2.29″ Harvest
2.34″ Courtland
2.66″ Huntsville – Five Points
2.73″ Huntsville – UAH
2.73″ Russellville
2.79″ Hanceville
2.79″ Florette (Morgan Co.)
2.83″ Meridianville
2.96″ Moulton
3.02″ NE Hartselle
3.11″ Decatur – Pryor Field
3.12″ Mount Hope
3.16″ Muscle Shoals – Airport
3.34″ Owens Crossroads
3.51″ Albertville
3.59″ Monte Sano
3.69″ Phil Campbell
3.73″ Falkville
3.80″ Huntsville – Airport
3.84″ NW Hartselle
3.90″ Vinemont
4.03″ Guntersville Dam
4.31″ Decatur – Point Mallard
4.39″ North Florence
4.48″ Sheffield
4.52″ Valley Head
4.61″ Muscle Shoals – TVA
4.70″ Hazel Green
4.71″ East Florence
4.79″ Scottsboro
4.85″ Holly Tree (Jackson Co.)
5.40″ Cullman
5.49″ Anderson
5.60″ Baileyton (Cullman Co.)
5.61″ Pleasant Grove (Jackson Co.)
6.43″ Ider


Sep
17.
: Posted: 9:16 pm
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Rain has fallen for much of the day across much of North Alabama. Rain has also been heavy at times, leading to some flooding issues – especially in the Shoals area – earlier this afternoon and evening.
 
Many locations have reported rainfall totals in excess of four inches so far. Below is an updated list of rainfall total reports as of 9:00pm:
 
0.61″ Guntersville
1.57″ Albertville
1.58″ Scottsboro
1.80″ Laceys Spring
1.80″ Moulton
2.17″ Ripley (Limestone Co.)
2.20″ Union Grove (Marshall Co.)
2.52″ Trinity
2.63″ Green Hill
2.70″ Madison
2.73″ NW Hartselle
2.75″ Mount Hope
2.95″ Huntsville Airport
2.98″ Decatur
3.10″ Three Forks (Lauderdale Co.)
3.28″ Rogersville
3.43″ Phil Campbell
3.59″ New Market
3.67″ Vinemont
4.04″ Waterloo
4.34″ North Florence
4.42″ Fort Payne
4.48″ Jones Valley
4.57″ Downtown Florence
4.63″ East Florence
5.26″ Meridianville


Sep
17.
: Posted: 3:32 pm
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Heavy rains have been falling for much of the day in the Shoals area of Northwest Alabama. Rainfall amounts have exceeded three inches in many areas in the Shoals, resulting in some street flooding issues in Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Tuscumbia.
 
Here is a picture of flooding in Muscle Shoals via Twitter (@JulieAnnaB):
 

 
Rainfall totals so far today, through 3:30pm:
 
0.16″ Moulton
0.78″ Mount Hope
1.55″ Tuscumbia
1.95″ Muscle Shoals Airport
2.06″ Rogersville
2.27″ Green Hill
3.10″ Downtown Florence
3.58″ North Florence
3.68″ Wright
3.95″ East Florence


Aug
21.
: Posted: 10:00 pm
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Temperatures have fallen quickly tonight into the 60s. Many outlying locations are in the low to mid 60s. Including 68 Hartselle, 66 North Florence, 64 Meridianville, and 63 in Fort Payne.
 
Low temperatures overnight will fall to generally between 55 and 60. Patchy fog will likely be a problem again in some areas after midnight. Fog could be locally dense, especially in valley locations and near area lakes and rivers.
 
Dry weather will prevail across the area through Friday, with temperatures on a gradual warming trend – however mornings will still be rather cool for mid/late-August. Scroll down for full details on this week’s weather! Also check out the previous post on the below-normal temps so far this month…
 
The National Hurricane Center has issued the latest advisory on Tropical Storm Issac, this is the 10:00pm CDT Advisory. There is little change, maximum sustained winds remain near 40mph.
 
The forecast track remains quite uncertain, and is highly dependent on how quickly the system begins to strengthen – a slower strengthening could allow the system to travel a bit further to the west. Bottom line – it is too early to determine how the system will impact the United States, but it will certainly be interesting to watch of the next several days.
 
Here is the latest forecast track from the National Hurricane Center as of 10:00pm CDT tonight:
 


Apr
26.
: Posted: 3:13 pm
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Quick update just after 3pm this afternoon on the potential for a few spotty showers and storms later on this evening…
 
Dry conditions across the area right now, there are no showers or storms in the area. 3:00pm temperatures across the area are generally around 80. The nearest rain is to our north near the Tennessee/Kentucky border along a southward moving weak cold front.
 
These storms will continue to develop along this front and slowly slide south and southeastward toward the area later this evening. Here is a look at where these storms are located right now (3:10pm), again these are slowly moving SE:
 

 
Due to the spotty nature of these storms this evening, and the onset of sunset and loss of daytime heating – not everyone will see rain. But where storms do occur they could be strong, mainly this evening with gusty winds and some hail. Be aware that this is NOT a significant severe weather threat.
 
The best timing for storm potential will be after 7pm. Check back for more updates. For more frequent and instant weather updates, follow @northalwx on Twitter!


Mar
23.
: Posted: 12:16 pm
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At midday, sunny conditions have returned over Northwest Alabama and most areas along and west of I-65. The clearing line will continue moving eastward. This has allowed temperatures to warm into the mid 70s in Florence, Muscle Shoals, and Moulton areas. Highs today will reach the upper 70s/low 80s in most spots.
 
The last of the showers are now moving out of extreme eastern portions of Dekalb and Jackson counties.
 
Here is a look at visible satellite imagery showing the clearing moving into North Alabama:
 

 
Shot from the WAFF-48 ALFA Camera in Russellville:
 


Mar
23.
: Posted: 11:00 am
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Here is a radar shot from 10:47am showing the rain over NE Alabama moving out of the area. The rain should be out of North Alabama by early afternoon. Clearing over NW Alabama with sunshine beginning to return.
 
Should turn out to be a nice afternoon with temperatures warming into the upper 70s/low 80s. An isolated thunderstorm could redevelop this afternoon, however no widespread rain is expected.
 
Scroll down for more details on the rest of the weekend and next week.
 


Jan
20.
: Posted: 4:21 pm
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Areas of light rain showers are impacting parts of the area this afternoon, mainly along and east of I-65. This is all ahead of a warm front that is currently located to our south, but is quickly moving northeastward.
 
Sunshine is breaking out to the south of the front over portions of West Alabama and much of Mississippi this afternoon – where temperatures have responded, warming into the 60s and 70s. Dewpoints are also well into the 60s. This is all ahead of the system that will bring showers and storms to the area tonight after dark.
 
Images below show the current weather picture going on across the region. First is the radar image showing the light rain showers over North Alabama, then a regional visible satellite image… next is a gradient map showing temperatures across the Southeast US at 3:00pm this afternoon. Keep in mind all of this data is time sensitive from around 3pm…
 

 

 


Jan
05.
: Posted: 10:12 am
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You can see the fog that has developed along the Tennessee River on visible satellite imagery this morning…
 

 
Temperatures this morning have already risen to around 40 in most places at 9am. Temperatures will be a few degrees warmer than on Wednesday, with highs reaching the mid/upper 50s. The warm-up will continue on Friday, with afternoon highs reaching the mid 60s.



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