Warm & Humid; Stray Storm Possible

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Saturday Morning, May 24, 2014
Meteorologist Jake Reed

A very weak, nearly-stalled front is draped from northwest to southeast across the Tennessee Valley this morning. This could serve as a focal point for a stray afternoon or evening storm, but the chance of rain appears quite low.

Temperatures are off to a mild start; low and middle 60s will quickly warm into the 80s by this afternoon. With the weak front in the area, some communities in the Valley will not be as warm as others; areas closer to the Tennessee border may only warm into the middle 80s, while towns in Franklin, Morgan, and Cullman Counties could approach 90 degrees again today.

A large storm system which has been nearly-stationary over the the southwest U.S. will get closer to us next week, but it will be much weaker by that time. Still, the added energy coupled with our warm and humid airmass will likely result in an uptick of coverage of afternoon showers and storms as we head into next week.

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SATURDAY: Mostly sunny & warm. A small chance of an isolated shower. High: 86. Wind: NW 5-10. Rain: 10%.

SATURDAY NIGHT: A fair sky. Slightly less humid. Low: 64. Wind: Light NE.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny to partly cloudy. A few isolated showers and thunderstorms possible. High: 88. Wind: SE 6-12. Rain: 20%.

MEMORIAL DAY (MONDAY): Partly cloudy & warm. A few isolated showers or storms. High: 90. Wind: S 5-10. Rain: 30%.

TUESDAY: Partly cloudy and warm. Scattered showers and thunderstorms possible in the afternoon and evening. High: 90. Wind: S 6-12. Rain: 20%.

WEDNESDAY: Widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. High: 88. Wind: W 5-10. Rain: 40%.

THURSDAY: Partly sunny, warm and humid. Scattered showers and storms possible. High: 85. Wind: 5-10. Rain: 40%.