Friday Evening, September 17, 2021
Meteorologist Alex Puckett

More Showers and Storms Tonight and This Weekend

Rain chances continue to trend up as we head into the weekend. Scattered showers and storms will linger around later tonight, meaning some impacts are possible for high school games tonight.

These will primarily be showers after sunset, but we can’t rule out a lightning delay for some games this evening. As tropical moisture remains in place this weekend, a sequence of weak upper level disturbances will trigger more showers and storms both Saturday and Sunday. It may not rain all day each day, but most of us get some rain, and some of us could see heavy rain at times.

All the rain and cloud cover will keep temperatures hovering around 80° into the start of next week. Rain chances stick with us Monday and Tuesday, but there is relief on the horizon.

A cold front moves through Wednesday, and behind it cooler and drier air filters in. This may be our first real taste of fall weather, with highs dropping into the 70s, and morning lows dropping into the low to mid 50s by the end of next week!

College Football Forecast

Alabama and Auburn have what could be season-defining games Saturday as the Tide takes on Florida in The Swamp and Auburn plays Penn State in a white-out game in Happy Valley. The Swamp could be quite swampy for the Alabama game. Scattered showers and storms are likely in Gainesville, and lightning delays will be possible. You watch the game on News 19, and be sure to watch our pre-game special High Tide In The Swamp at 11:30 am! Rain won’t be an issue for Auburn’s game at Penn State. Scattered showers and storms are also possible as UNA takes on in-state foe Jacksonville State in Jacksonville after JSU’s shocking upset over Florida State in Tallahassee.

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