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Rain Moves Out, Cold Moves In

As the rain is exiting the Tennessee Valley, the cold front that caused that rain will open up the colder wind tonight.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 3:37 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 3:37 PM

Today has been a rainy day, but rain is ending late this afternoon and this evening. Aside from a stray light sprinkle, the rain has mainly cleared all areas of I-65 by 4 PM. The back edge of the rain will clear Huntsville and Madison by 5 PM. That is good news for you if you have to report at 5 PM for the Huntsville Christmas Parade. The rain will end from west to east and clear out of the Sand Mountain Region around Scottsboro and Fort Payne by 7 PM. A stray light sprinkle can linger through about 8-9 PM, but the bulk of the rain will be out of the Tennessee Valley by 7 PM.

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Although the rain will clear out by this evening, clouds will stick around tonight and tomorrow. High pressure over Oklahoma and Texas will push colder air into the Tennessee Valley starting tonight. Warmer and more humid air will flow over the top of the colder air in place over us. That will keep clouds locked in for us through Wednesday night. Rain from those clouds should stay south of us, but if you're traveling south toward Birmingham or Montgomery tomorrow, you can encounter some more rain.

The cold really becomes the big story for the rest of this week. Temperatures will drop into the 40s for highs tomorrow and Thursday. Friday can become even colder. Highs will struggle to even reach upper 30s. Lows will drop from 30s tonight and tomorrow night to the 20s starting Thursday night.

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