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Saturday Morning, October 10, 2015
Meteorologist Jake Reed

Lingering clouds, drizzle in spots through Saturday morning

Expect a cloudy and damp start to Saturday. While the heavy rain and storms are long gone from the area, patches of very light rain or drizzle will remain possible over Madison, Lincoln, Franklin, Moore, Jackson, DeKalb and Marshall Counties through the morning hours. The clouds may linger in these areas until near or after sunset Saturday, while areas west of I-65 have a better opportunity to see more sunshine than clouds by afternoon.

Temperatures will vary from one side of the Valley to the other, all because of the clouds and drizzle. Out in the Shoals, afternoon highs may be as warm as the middle and upper 70s; east of I-65, some areas will struggle to get to 70 degrees. The sky becomes mostly clear Saturday night, and areas of dense fog are likely early Sunday morning. It will also be much cooler by Sunday morning; lows fall into the middle and upper 40s.

College Football Forecast

Tennessee vs. Georgia – Neyland Stadium – Knoxville. 2:30 p.m. CT on WHNT News 19.  Tailgaters may have to contend with a few light showers before the game, but the wet weather should be on its way out by kickoff. Clouds may stick around for much of the game, but temperatures won’t feel all that bad. Expect temperatures near 70 for kickoff, falling into the upper 60s by the end of the game.

Alabama vs. Arkansas – Bryant-Denny Stadium – Tuscaloosa. 6 p.m. CT. The weather looks quite pleasant for Alabama’s game against Arkansas. No rain is expected to impact fans tailgating or at the game. The temperature will be near 74 at kickoff and will fall into the middle 60s by the end of the game.

Alabama A&M at Grambling – Grambling, LA – 3 p.m. Dry weather is expected for Alabama A&M’s road game this weekend in Louisiana. It will be a warm afternoon with temperatures near 80 at kickoff. By the end of the game, expect temperatures in the middle and upper 70s.

UNA at Western Oregon– Monmouth, OR.– 3 p.m. The weather will be dreary and wet at times for UNA’s game. Periods of light, steady rain are possible at anytime during the game, and it will also be cool and windy. Winds may gust as high as 30 miles per hour. Expect a kickoff temperature in the upper 60s, falling to the low 60s by the fourth quarter.

Auburn is off. They play at Kentucky next Thursday night.

Next Week: Another cool front slips in on Monday afternoon with a small chance of showers, and temperatures rise into the upper 70s and lower 80s ahead of it. A small cool down drops us into the 70s behind it, but a stronger cold front late in the week should finally make it feel like October by the end of the week.

Tennessee Valley Forecast:

SATURDAY: More clouds than sun in the morning with areas of light rain or drizzle mainly east of I-65. Expect gradual clearing west of I-65 during the afternoon, but clouds may linger elsewhere until around sunset. High: 74. Wind: NNW 7-14. Rain: 10% before 11 a.m.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Chilly! Patchy dense fog is likely early Sunday morning. Low: 48. Wind: NNE 2-4.

SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. Pleasantly cool early; warm and dry in the afternoon. High: 79. Vrbl. 3-6.

MONDAY: Clouds increase in the afternoon. A passing light shower is possible very late in the day. High: 82. Wind: WSW 7-14. Rain: 10% after 5 p.m.

TUESDAY: Mostly cloudy with a small chance of a brief shower early in the day. Becoming mostly sunny in the afternoon. High: 79. Wind: NW 7-14. Rain: 10% before noon.

WEDNESDAY: Mostly sunny. Cool in the morning, pleasantly warm in the afternoon. High: 81. Wind: WNW 7-14.

THURSDAY: Pleasant in the morning, warming up in the afternoon with a sunny sky. High: 81. Wind: N 5-10.

FRIDAY: Turning cooler again. Mostly sunny in the afternoon. High: 75. Wind: NNE 5-10.


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