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A Weekend Cold Front

A cold front will move through this weekend bringing cooler air and the chance for a bit of rain

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Another beautiful day across the Tennessee Valley as temperatures climbed into the upper 60s and lower 70s under a clear blue sky. We could see some developing clouds has we head into the overnight, but overall we remain mostly clear which should allow temperatures to fall into the mid and upper 40s. 

We would be a few or several degrees cooler if it were not for the southerly component to our winds. This was noticed this afternoon with dew points in the low and mid-50s. Still nothing to complain about, but it did make it feel warmer today when compared to the last several days. 

This weekend we turn our attention to a cold front that will move through the Tennessee Valley. On Saturday afternoon, high pressure continues to remain in control, but an area of low pressure and associated cold front will march east shoving the high east. 

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The high pressure is important because it keeps us under a generally dry air mass which means as the cold front advances much of the precipitation associated with it will fizzle and diminish. Only light scattered showers will be possible Sunday evening and maybe through the overnight. 

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When it is summed up, the weekend actually looks pretty nice in the Tennessee Valley. Again if we see some light rain on Sunday it would light and in the evening.

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A second cold front will move through the Tennessee Valley Wednesday which will bring significantly better opportunities for meaningful rain and even a few thunderstorms. With the exception of a lingering shower through the first half of the day, Thanksgiving does look dry. 

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we could use the rain. At Huntsville International Airport, we have only seen four days where there was measurable precipitation. We have only recorded 0.06" in the month of November.