The old saying says, “April showers bring May flowers.” If that holds true, north Alabama should have a bumper crop of flowers when May arrives, because April has been a wet month so far. The coming week is no exception, as heavy rain is expected through Wednesday, April 13.
According to the National Weather Service in Huntsville, the area should see “unsettled weather to start the week.”
Parts of Madison County will get a break on Tuesday, though a few spots still may see a shower or thunderstorm. Wednesday, a bigger system will roll across the Tennessee Valley, bringing a chance for severe weather.
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While Monday and Tuesday’s rainfall will not bring any severe weather, Wednesday looks like a soaker, with severe thunderstorms possible and winds up to 20 mph.
A report from the National Weather Service said, “There is a potential for severe thunderstorms Wednesday night, with the primary hazard being damaging winds, but a tornado cannot be ruled out.”
Thus far, April has brought a slightly higher-than-normal amount of rainfall to the area, and as many as 22 days with rainfall are expected by the end of the month, according to the NWS.
Watch the forecast when planning outdoor events
Any outdoor events in the Huntsville area will likely be affected by the wet weather, but hopefully the Trash Pandas home opener Tuesday at Toyota Field will go on as planned, as Tuesday’s rain is not expected to be as widespread or as severe in Madison County. Wednesday night’s game might be another story, however.
“Cocktails at the View” is scheduled for Burritt on the Mountain Wednesday, which is a “rain or shine” event, but might be affected by the weather. As well, The Camp has Trivia Night scheduled for Wednesday, which could be affected by the coming storms.
Be careful and be weather aware out there!