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Rain Increases & Tames The Heat

After a weekend of near-record high temperatures, rain will begin increasing tomorrow. That will help to ease the unseasonable warmth.

Posted: May. 14, 2018 4:12 PM

After near-record warmth over the weekend, we started our week by breaking a record high. Today's high temperature was 94 degrees. That broke the record high of 93 degrees set in 1943. Now it's time to tame that unseasonable heat. A large area of tropical moisture over the Gulf of Mexico and Florida is heading north. Rain will grow more widespread across Alabama and Georgia tomorrow and Wednesday, and the rain will fall through the end of the week.

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In the Tennessee Valley, the rain can begin on Tuesday. The morning will be dry. Scattered showers will gradually grow more numerous starting between noon and 2 PM. Scattered showers and a few thunderstorms will last through the evening and begin winding down around 2 AM to 4 AM. Wednesday will start with a dry morning drive. Showers and thunderstorms will begin increasing again between noon and 2 PM.

Thursday and Friday will be the days with the most widespread rain and thunderstorms. Rain can fall heavily, and wind gusts up to 30 mph are possible. Storms can also produce occasional dangerous lightning. Severe thunderstorms are not likely.

Temperatures will drop with the increase in rain. Tuesday will top out close to 90 degrees. The rest of the week will be cooler with low-to-mid 80s for highs and muggy 60s for morning lows.

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