August 5, 2011 Leave a comment
After many of us got a good soaking this evening, the rain is starting to die out a bit. There’s still some light rain falling in Greensboro, Tuscaloosa Sumiton, Jasper, Eutaw and Reform, but the rain is about to end. I have noticed a few showers and storms trying to get organized over northeast Mississippi tonight. Some of that could spread in here later tonight. With the pattern we’re in right now, rain is possible at just about any time, but the best chance of rain through the weekend and early next week is during the mid to late afternoon hours. Keep in mind that storms will become numerous during the afternoon and evening hours. All storms will produce lots of lightning, so use lightning safety rules when outdoors.
It sure looks like clouds will hang tough for much of the night, so the extremely rare Aurora Borealis probably won’t be seen anywhere around here. Be sure to scroll down for a discussion on the slight chance of an Aurora locally. They are very rare this far south, but a unique setup has given us atleast a slight chance of seeing one in the south. The best chance of seeing the Aurora would be for places in the far northern US and Canada.
Have a great day!
WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott