Scattered showers and thunderstorms moved into the Tennessee Valley this afternoon even prompting a severe thunderstorm warning for Madison County. Some picked up over 1.5″ of rain in less than an hour.
Through the overnight, we’ll quiet down and a lot of the clouds will clear giving way to a mostly sunny sky for the work and school commute Wednesday morning.
It’s been a while since we’ve seen any measurable rain across the Tennessee Valley. For both HSV and MSL, the last time we saw accumulating rain was August 26th. That makes 14 days straight without any rain.
Obviously that streak ended this afternoon with scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up across the Tennessee Valley. Some actually picked up on a pretty sizeable amount of rain.
This lull in rainfall is actually pretty common. On average the period August – October is the driest part of any calendar year. Each of the three months averages less than 4″ of rain.