Widespread rain finally fell across the area yesterday evening and we'll pick up even more over the next few days. A swath of 1-2" of rain affected much of north Alabama in the last 24 hours. Below is the doppler radar estimated rainfall over the last 24hours:
Totals exceeding an inch were common with many places getting over 2". In some localized spots, radar estimates exceeded 3-4"!
What's actually collected in the rain guages can often vary somewhat from the estimates. Here are some specific numbers from around the area.
Daily totals from yesterday (through midnight):
1.60" at Huntsville International Airport (a record for July 10th)
2.23" at Muscle Shoals
24hour totals ending at 6am today:
0.72" Bankhead National Forest (Lawrence County, AL)
More rain is coming over the next 48 hours. WAFF 48 Pinpoint Predictor is forecasting an additional 1-2" + through Friday morning.
On the plus side, the drought will improve and the grass will green back up. On the negative, get ready to get out and start mowing again!
WAFF 48 Storm Team