Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL
FXUS64 KHUN 250504 AAC
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1204 AM CDT MON JUL 25 2016
For 06Z TAFs.
(Issued 915 PM CDT SUN JUL 24 2016)
A similar situation to the past few nights with lingering showers
and thunderstorms over and near this portion of the Tennessee Valley.
The nearest "strongest" shower/storm over the forecast area was
fading over western Jackson county. Motion of this activity is to the
WNW around 5 mph. Strong upper ridging in place over the the southern
Rockies and Desert Southwest, along with a weak upper low forming
over Florida continued a general northerly upper flow pattern over
Earlier today, another very warm to hot day was realized for much of
the Tennessee Valley. The warmest temperature noted so far over the
region was a 98F at the Muscle Shoals Airport --- who were then
cooled by 1.18 inches of rain from thunderstorm activity. With
residual moisture from this rainfall and last night`s rain, light
winds and mostly clear skies late tonight will be favorable for the
formation of patchy fog. Forecast lows from the day shift look fine,
only made a few 1 degree or so changes here and there. An update for
the evening has been sent. After shower activity completely ceases,
will send out another update for the overnight.
For 06Z TAFs:
Quiet weather should continue into the overnight. However because of
recent heavy rainfall in the vicinity of the KMSL terminal, fog
formation appears probable there. So this was added from about
08-12Z. Have visibility reductions after midnight into the MVFR
range with TEMPO IFR before sunrise. Conditions should improve at
daybreak as more strong daytime heating and mixing commences.
Isolated to scattered shower and thunderstorm chances will return in
the afternoon across the area. Shower activity that develops should
begin waning around sunset Monday evening, with VFR weather otherwise
continuing into the late evening.
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