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Rain and a few heavy storms Friday night

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – The Storm Prediction Center posted a ‘MARGINAL RISK’ of severe weather for the northwest corner of Alabama, northern Mississippi and a large chunk of Middle and West Tennessee for Friday evening.

A batch of heavy thunderstorms developing ahead of a cool front may produce some large hail as they move southeast toward the Tennessee Valley late tonight.

A weak front dropping into the Tennessee Valley will produce a quick round of very heavy rain and some locally-heavy storms late Friday night.

After 9 p.m. Friday, a large area of rain and thunder will move south from Tennessee into northern Alabama.

We think the rain will begin moving out shortly after daybreak Saturday. Some lighter showers may continue in southern DeKalb, Cullman, Lawrence, Marshall, and Morgan Counties through around 9 a.m.

The sky clears rapidly behind the rain; expect a sunny sky to develop late in the morning and we should be completely sunny during the afternoon.

The heaviest downpours may produce a quick 0.5 - 1" of rain. Rain totals this high are most likely across Tennessee. Communities in north Alabama should see rain totals generally around or less than 0.5".

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