Area Forecast Discussion
Issued by NWS Huntsville, AL
FXUS64 KHUN 280500 AAC
Area Forecast Discussion...UPDATED
National Weather Service Huntsville AL
1200 AM CDT SUN AUG 28 2016
For 06Z TAFs.
(Issued 921 PM CDT SAT AUG 27 2016)
Earlier isolated to scattered afternoon to early evening convection
has faded with a loss of daytime heating. Compared to yesterday no
severe storms but a few of them did get strong with gusty winds and
small hail. Mid evening temperatures ranged from the lower 70s in
those locations that recently had rain like Meridianville, to the
lower 80s in the drier spots like Muscle Shoals.
Quiet weather should continue for the overnight, with lows falling
into the lower 70s, light east winds under mostly clear skies. Given
locally heavy amounts of rain did affect portions of the Tennessee
Valley, did add a few stripes of patchy fog for the late night. Per
recent multiple radar QPF data, the heaviest rains ~1.5 to 2 inches
fell in the vicinity of Gurley of eastern Madison and western
Jackson counties, with lesser amounts under an inch elsewhere.
For 06Z TAFs: Generally clear skies and light winds will continue
into the overnight. These conditions, a somewhat longer late summer
night and residual moisture from recent rainfall could lead to
patchy predawn fog development. Given heavy rainfall on Friday at
the KMSL terminal, stayed with slightly lower VIS values than at
KHSV. Any fog that forms should quickly dissipate shortly after
sunrise Sunday morning. Daytime heating and available moisture
should lead to isolated afternoon shower/thunderstorm development.
Any convection that forms should dissipate early Sunday evening.
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