On Friday, despite a coolness in the air, the sun shined bright. It was a far cry from recent days as this February is turning into one of the wettest ones on record.
As of Friday morning, WWIC owner Greg Bell, the city’s weather historian, said Scottsboro has received 10.81 inches of rain this month. At the moment, February 2020 is the seventh wettest February recorded. The record is 13.5 inches in 1939.
A year ago, February 2019 recorded 12.8 inches of rain, the second largest rainfall recorded. February 2020 does have one record, according to Bell.
Bell said on Feb. 5, the city recorded 4.02 inches of rain, a record for the month of February.
“It broke the previous record of four inches set on Feb. 23, 1962 and Feb. 11, 1994,” said Bell.
The good news for today is the first Saturday without any rain this year.
However, more rain is on the way after the weekend.
“Showers will pick up on Monday for some, but the better chances of rain will be as we move into the day on Tuesday,” said WAFF Meteorologist Brandon Spinner. “It is still early, but it looks like many could possibly see another one to three inches of rain between Monday and Wednesday.”
By all accounts, it looks like February 2020 rainfall will likely move up the list.