Nice weather for Black Friday shoppers, limited rain this weekend

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We hit 72° on Thanksgiving Day in Huntsville. Expect a similar forecast this afternoon under a partly cloudy sky. This is well above the average of 59°. Enjoy it now because there are signs of cooler temperatures by the first week of December.

Today

Rain will stay away from high school fields tonight. Only a jacket or sweater is required for our teams in action tonight. It’s the semifinals of the state playoffs. Decatur Heritage, Fyffe, Colbert County, and Austin look to advance to the final tonight. Good luck to area teams! Temperatures at kickoff average in the lower 60s with middle to upper 50s in the fourth quarter. Here is a look at the timeline for temperatures and clouds tonight.

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Most college games will be dry as well. If you are going to the Egg Bowl in Starkville, there is a chance of a few showers especially being closer to the parent storm system. They have a later kick as well. Otherwise, we won’t have any problems at the Iron Bowl in Auburn or UNA’s playoff game in Florence. If you are going to A&M’s game against Texas Southern or up to Knoxville, we should be fine. You can see the Iron Bowl on WHNT News 19 at 2:30pm. We’ll have a pregame starting at noon.

Things change next week with a greater chance of rain and cooler temperatures. The higher percentages are Monday and Tuesday with those chances growing to around 40%-50%. Rain totals could get in the 1″-2″ range as well. After that, it’s a reality check! We cool it down to near seasonal averages by the first week of December.

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