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Dry Friday But Widespread Weekend Rain

Widespread rain will move into the Tennessee Valley just in time for the weekend.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala — A little warmer this afternoon across the Tennessee Valley. We can thank that slightly warmer air to the additional sunshine we saw this afternoon compared to what we saw on Wednesday. The warmer afternoon on the heels of what was a very cold night across the Tennessee Valley. Some folks in Northeast Alabama dropped as low as the upper 20s this morning. The official low at Huntsville International was 33-degrees. That is a new record low in Huntsville. The old record was 34-degrees set back in 1993. 

Friday will start a bit warmer with many only dropping into the upper 30s and low 40s tonight and tomorrow morning. Clouds will be a more prominent feature on Friday, but temperatures should begin to climb into the upper 60s. 

Friday night will bring our next opportunity for rain as a warm front lifts north of the Tennessee Valley.

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Widespread rain and maybe even a few embedded thunderstorms will be possible early Saturday morning. This will bring some of the most impressive rain we've seen across the Tennessee Valley in some time. 

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Activity becomes more scattered in the afternoon, but there will be one last additional line of showers and storms Saturday afternoon. Embedded storms could be a little stronger, but should not be severe. 

The same forecast can also be applied across Central Alabama leaving Saturday races at Talladega in serious jeopardy.


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