Active weather is still expected over the weekend and a great way to stay informed is with our free 48 First Alert weather app.
Skies will remain cloudy tonight as a southerly wind picks up. Temperatures will bottom out in the lower 40s around midnight, but should slowly rise through the early morning hours Saturday. A few isolated showers could develop overnight as well...that will remain the case throughout Saturday afternoon.
Despite cloudy skies through the day, Saturday will be unseasonably warm. You can expect a south wind around 15 mph with higher gusts. Highs should approach 70° during the afternoon without much of a temperature drop through the evening.
A line of strong storms will approach late Saturday night. Those storms get into the Shoals around 10p-midnight. Damaging wind gusts of 50-60 mph would be the primary threat along with heavy rain. While the tornado threat is low; a brief, spin up tornado is possible…especially west of I-65.
Those storm threats will move east with time. Most of the heavy rain should be out of the Valley by 6-8 a.m. Sunday. Our high for the day is likely to occur at midnight with temperatures crashing over the course of Sunday morning.
Afternoon readings will stay in the 30s with a north wind around 10 mph. Lows will drop into the low/mid 20s overnight. Highs should be near 40° Monday with mostly cloudy skies. Look for more sunshine on Tuesday with a high near 50°.
The rest of the week should be relatively normal temperature-wise. Highs will run in the 50s with lows in the 30s. Another weather maker may bring isolated rain back to the Valley towards the end of next week.
-Meteorologist David Ernst