Friday Night, December 2, 2016

Rain returns Saturday, cold and wet at times through the weekend

High, thin clouds continue to stream into the Tennessee Valley tonight, signaling that change is in the wind — and soon, it will be cold and soggy!

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Clouds will gradually lower and thicken on Saturday as rain develops to our west and heads our way. Some light rain is possible before noon west of I-65 on Saturday, but we think the better chance of rain holds off until later in the afternoon and in the evening. We will have several rounds of rain between Saturday and next Tuesday; some forecast guidance suggests another 1 to 3 inches of rain between now and then. A sharply colder airmass blows in late next week and highs may not get out of the 30s next Thursday and Friday.

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SEC Championship: Alabama vs. Florida – Georgia Dome – 3pm – WHNT News 19 – Look for a partly cloudy sky with temperatures in the upper 50s going into the Dome. Coming home Saturday night or Sunday, expect rain and very cool temperatures.

UNA Playoff Football: The Lions plays North Greenville at noon in Florence Saturday. Take the poncho just in case showers move in during the game. Temperatures will be in the middle to upper 50s Saturday.

Tennessee Valley Forecast:

TONIGHT: Cold and dry with increasing clouds. Low: 37. Wind: NE 2-5.

SATURDAY: More clouds than sun with showers and light rain becoming likely in the afternoon and evening. High: 56. Wind: ENE 5-15. Rain: 40%.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Cloudy, cool and wet at times. Numerous areas of light and moderate rain expected. Low: 44. Wind: E 4-8. Rain: 70%.

SUNDAY: Cloudy, chilly and wet. Areas of light and moderate rain likely off and on during the day. High: 50. Wind: SE 5-15. Rain: 70%.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy and not as cool. Showers possible during the day; heavier rain with a few storms are possible in the evening and at night. High: 60. Wind: SE 7-14. Rain: 70%.

TUESDAY: Cloudy with rain and a few storms ending around midday. Mostly cloudy and milder in the afternoon. High: 66. Wind: SW 10-15. Rain: 40%.

WEDNESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy, cool and very breezy. High: 50. Wind: N 10-15.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny, breezy and cold. High: 45. Wind: NW 12-22.

FRIDAY: Sunny, dry and very cold. High: 40. Wind: NW 10-15.