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Friday begins an extended wet pattern for North Alabama

Several waves of moderate to heavy rain expect for North Alabama today through the middle of next week will result in 3-5"+ of rain. The StormTracker Weather Team is monitoring both the thunderstorm and flood threat the next five days.

Posted: Feb 26, 2021 7:39 AM
Updated: Feb 26, 2021 2:26 PM

Steady moderate to heavy rain has arrived in North Alabama. This first batch of rainfall is just the start of an extended wet pattern. Expect several rounds similar to today through the middle of next week.

There is a thunderstorm threat this afternoon through early Saturday but the severe threat remains very low to unlikely for North Alabama. Keep in mind non-severe thunderstorms can still produce gusty winds, dangerous/deadly cloud-to-ground lightning and heavy rain.

By Saturday afternoon and evening we'll see a bit of a break in the rain. This means isolated to scattered shower activity rather than the widespread steady rain we're seeing today.

The next wave of rain sets in through the second half of Sunday into Monday. We could see some flooding issues depending on how saturated we are after the first round of rain Friday. Right now, we are just expecting some stream rises but nothing substantial since area waterways will be able to handle the increased flow. This second wave of rain will bring an additional 1 to 2+ inches to North Alabama. In total, we're expecting 2 to 4 inches of rain with localized amounts closer to 5 inches possible.

Huntsville
Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 35°
Florence
Partly Cloudy
42° wxIcon
Hi: 45° Lo: 35°
Feels Like: 35°
Fayetteville
Mostly Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 41° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 32°
Decatur
Partly Cloudy
41° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 36°
Feels Like: 32°
Scottsboro
Cloudy
40° wxIcon
Hi: 43° Lo: 34°
Feels Like: 32°
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