Weather is on our minds as a storm system approaches. That storm system may mean damaging severe thunderstorms and blindingly heavy rainfall Thursday morning.
Halloween will be quiet. Clouds and wind will increase. A stray shower is possible for trick-or-treating, but overall we will stay dry.
A storm system developing over the Central U.S. will intensify and track eastward tonight and Wednesday. It will arrive in the Tennessee Valley Thursday morning. Storms will bring a risk for damaging straight-line winds, heavy rain and a brief tornado beginning between 7 AM and 9 AM across the Shoals. Storms will approach and cross I-65 and bring the risk for severe weather into Athens, Decatur, Huntsville, Madison and Fayetteville between 9 AM and 11 AM, then spread eastward across Sand Mountain from 11 AM to 1 PM.
The initial line of storms will bring the highest severe weather risk and the potential for damage. It will last no longer than an hour for any given location, though it may take as long as seven hours to track from the Mississippi state line to the Georgia state line. Rain may linger behind the initial line of storms, but the severe weather threat will drop quickly afterward. The rain may last into Thursday evening.
- Severe weather slowing its arrival Thursday
- Rain's arrival shows signs of slowing on Friday Night
- Wednesday stays dry, then rain arrives Thursday
- Heavy rain to arrive Thursday afternoon
- Tracking the severe impact for Thursday
- Rain on track to arrive Thursday in the Tennessee Valley
- Heavy rain arrives tonight
- Decatur Police shift into severe weather mode
- Severe weather especially dangerous for mobile homes
- Highway 72 wreck slows down morning traffic