Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The latest drought monitor today has just about all of North Alabama in Extreme Drought. This has not been helped by record heat.
Expect highs near 80 one more time tomorrow. We are in for a wild ride over the weekend. A powerful cold front will move in early Saturday morning. Ahead of this front there will be a line of scattered showers and thunderstorms that moves across the Tennessee Valley. For the moment, I’m holding the chance of rain at 30% but I will say forecast data is being a little more generous with the rainfall potential. The way it looks right now many areas could see up to .25” of rain Friday night into Saturday morning.
The chance of rain will end around sunrise Saturday morning. Behind the front the temperatures will drop and stay in the 50s all day Saturday. The wind will be strong and from the northwest gusting from 15-25 mph for the morning hours on Saturday. Expect sunshine Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Sunday will not be as windy with a high of 55. The coldest night so far this season appears to be on the way Sunday. We will probably see our first hard freeze and widespread frost of the season Monday morning.
Another system will move across the Southeast late Tuesday into Wednesday of next week. This could provide another chance for .25” of rain into Wednesday evening. Thanksgiving looks dry and cool with highs in the 50s.
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Have a great night.
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