Rain on the way Friday night, then it turns much colder!

We have reached the end of the sustained unseasonably warm weather.

Here comes the cold air!

Here comes the cold air!

Friday’s high temperatures came close to record territory again, but a cold front brings a good chance of rain and much colder air in the near future!

Track rain moving across the region tonight with WHNT.com’s Interactive Radar or swipe over to the radar feature on Live Alert 19!

High school football games around North Alabama and Southern Tennessee look mild and dry for the most part; however, there is a chance that some spotty showers could get into Marion, Franklin, Colbert, Lauderdale and Wayne (TN) Counties between 8 PM and 10 PM. Showers and some isolated thunderstorms overspread the entire Tennessee Valley tonight giving some spots as much as a half-inch of rain while most communities only get a tenth of an inch or less.

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A colder weekend ahead: A cold front blasting through the Valley overnight brings a quick burst of rain, then it’s dry again for the rest of the weekend.  Expect a blustery, chilly Saturday!  The wind makes it feels like it’s only 35-40ºF through 11 AM; after that, it still feels chilly, but bright sunshine counters some of the chill even as winds gust above 20 miles per hour.

If you still have your outdoor water hose connected, this would be a good time to roll it up for the season.  Some communities get two hard freezes: one Saturday night and another on Sunday night.  Temperatures drop as low as 22ºF to 27ºF in the “cold spots,” but in-town temperatures may only fall to around 28-30ºF at the coldest both mornings.

Sunday looks sunny and cool.  The wind settles down considerably, and temperatures climb into the mid-50s in the afternoon.

Looking for the rest of the forecast? It’s always online at WHNT.com/Weather and in the “Daily Forecast” section on Live Alert 19!

-Jason
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