Rain chances remain slim, limited to eastern Alabama for Football Friday

Great news for football fans west of I-65! The weather will cooperate, and despite kicking off in the low 80s, temperatures will continue to fall into the upper-70s throughout the game. Coupled with a northeasterly breeze and mostly clear skies, it will be a great night for some football!

Rain Friday

From I-65 east into Madison County (including Madison and Huntsville), clouds will be a little more numerous, though we expect rain chances to remain slim to none.

Rain chances pick up slightly from Jackson County south to DeKalb, Marshall, Etowah and Cherokee counties, due to air being pushed into the Cumberland Plateau by Tropical Storm Hermine.

(As of 1:15 p.m. CDT Friday, September 2, 2016)

(As of 1:15 p.m. CDT Friday, September 2, 2016)

Even though the tropical system is more than 200 miles away from Huntsville, it is large enough to push warm, humid air into the mountains, which will cause scattered showers to develop within the triangular region between I-20 and US 72.

Bottom line, the chance for rain throughout the Tennessee Valley remains slim, with the exception of the corridor of eastern Alabama north of I-20 to the Tennessee Border. Rain chances remain around 20 percent for this region.

WHNT Football Forecast 2016 - WEB