Occasional Rain Likely Through The Weekend

Heavy rain and lightning will come with thunderstorms. In isolated cases, damaging winds are also possible.

Posted: Aug 17, 2018 3:56 PM
Updated: Aug 17, 2018 10:33 PM

Areas of heavy rain will increase around Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, and Athens during the evening drive. Heavy rain can reduce visibility and lead to localized street flooding in poor drainage areas. The evening drive may be slow. Be patient and stay safe.

A severe thunderstorm or two can also form. The biggest threat from any severe thunderstorms that develop will be damaging winds over 60 mph. Remember, you don't need a tornado to have tornado-like damage. Wind alone can do that. A tornado is, after all, wind.

Multiple waves of showers and thunderstorms throught the weekend will mean off-and-on rain, fair game at just about at time all across the Tennessee Valley. There will be dry periods, too. When that rain is falling, it can fall heavily. Some storms can bring between one and two inches of rain less than an hour. Heavy rain can reduce visibility and lead to localized flash flooding. Rainfall amounts will average between three and four inches through Tuesday with locally higher amounts possible.

If severe thunderstorm or tornado warnings are issued for any part of the WAAY 31 coverage area, the WAAY 31 Storm Tracker Weather Team will be live on air with constant updates until the threat for dangerous weather ends. When warnings are not in effect, watch WAAY 31 News for the latest information. You can also download the WAAY 31 Storm Tracker Weather App on your smart phones and tablets. The app will send new warnings directly to you, and you can also watch the live stream of WAAY 31 News and any live coverage of severe weather on air on the app.

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