Growing up North Carolina I was impacted by severe thunderstorms, snowstorms and the occasional land-falling hurricane. One of my earliest memories is chainsaws clearing trees brought down by Hurricane Hugo in 1989 in Charlotte, NC. I was fascinated by these experiences as a kid and this interest in weather lead me to a B.S. in meteorology from North Carolina State University.
After college I went west to KRCR in far northern California. Unlike the stereotype, California does occasionally see active and severe weather. One of my most important responsibilities in my time in California was tracking fire-weather conditions throughout fire season. I was on-air for several days straight covering both the Carr Fire and Camp Fire in 2018. Over 7 fire seasons I covered dozens of devastating wildfires but the 2018 fire season will stay with me the rest of my life.
My wife and I are thrilled to be in Huntsville and we look forward to exploring the Tennessee Valley.
Pop-up showers and thunderstorms will develop by the early afternoon Wednesday.
Most if not all areas will stay dry Tuesday but a stray shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out for the Tennessee Valley.
A line of showers and thunderstorms will move through the Tennessee Valley Monday morning. A few lingering afternoon thunderstorms will also be possible today.
Expect a hot Friday afternoon with the threat of severe thunderstorms. Concern for damaging winds for any thunderstorms that reach the Tennessee Valley.
Behind Thursday's early morning severe weather, another round of pop-up showers and thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon.
Showers and thunderstorms will develop Wednesday afternoon and evening. Some thunderstorms may produce damaging winds.
Showers and thunderstorms will produce periods of heavy rain and gusty winds Tuesday.
By the early afternoon today we will see developing showers and thunderstorms. Expect periods of heavy rain and gusty winds with any strong thunderstorms this week.
Our stretch of dry days comes to an end Sunday with pop-up showers and thunderstorms by the afternoon. Wet weather continues into next workweek.
Our stretch of cooler than normal days ends Saturday with highs back up to near 90. Showers and thunderstorms will be possible by Sunday.