Huntsville, we hope you enjoyed last week’s springlike warmth, because a cold front coming through today will have temperatures dropping as low as the 30s later this week.
With the cold front comes a slight risk for severe weather according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville. Read on to make sure you’re prepared.
Rain and wind
We started the morning in the 70s, but that temp is quickly dropping as a cold front passes through North Alabama. The main threat for severe weather in Huntsville started around 11AM today and is expected to last through 2PM.
The main threats today come from gusty winds, but a tornado is possible.
Cold and rainy this week
Your air conditioner will get a break this week.
The rest of this week will be cold and rainy, especially in contrast with last week’s blue skies and temps near 80 degrees. Expect lows in the 30s-40s and highs averaging around the 60s for the rest of the workweek.
Be prepared for severe weather
Tornado season is in full swing through at least next month, and now is as good a time as any to get your family’s emergency plan in place. Here are some of the NWS’s tips to make sure you’re prepared in the event of a tornado:
- Be weather-ready by checking the forecast, turning on emergency alerts and ensuring that your weather radio is programmed properly.
- Create a communications plan with your family.
- Help your neighbor by encouraging loved ones to be prepared for severe weather.
- Pick a safe place to shelter from the storm, like a basement, storm cellar, interior room on the first floor of your house or a community shelter. Here’s a list of Madison County community safe rooms.