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Friday 05/22/2015
Looking Great Most Of Memorial Day Weekend

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: We are kicking off the unofficial start to summer this weekend with summer like weather. We will be in the mid 80s both days with lots of sunshine. High pressure will move across the Valley but the moisture will be delayed until Sunday. So it will still feel great on Saturday! Dew points will push back into the mid to upper 60s for Sunday and Monday. As the high pressure moves further east our chances for a few showers and storms increase. The only chances for rain on Sunday look to be only for the Shoals.

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The weather doesn't look the best on Memorial Day itself. We will see a few showers and storms but not everyone will see them. So I wouldn't cancel any of your plans for Monday just keep an eye to the sky and use common sense if there is a storm present and your outside.  Lightning can strike up to 10 miles AWAY from the storm. So you may think you have time before the storm gets to your exact location but heed the advice from the National Weather Service. When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors!

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: It will feel warm and muggy with a chance for showers and storms. We should see more numerous storms these two days compared to Monday.

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Sunny End To Workweek!

FRIDAY-SATURDAY: Higher pressure will reign supreme, allowing the sun to shine with low humidity. High temperatures will go from the mid 70's to the mid 80's.

SUNDAY AND ON: A storm system will move over the Plains to send in a southerly wind to the Tennessee Valley fuel with warm, moist air from the Gulf. Humidity levels will increase along with the chance of pop up thunderstorms. Brief, heavy bursts of rain, small hail, and frequent lightning is expected.

 

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Thursday 05/21/2015
40s Tonight But Warming Up This Weekend

THIS EVENING: Cloud cover will be quick to erode through 8 p.m.. After that we will be seeing clear skies. Lows will drop back into the 40s. Brrr!12345@123

THROUGH SUNDAY: High pressure will be in control for a few days. This will help push back in the moisture and heat we have been lacking for a couple of days. Highs will remain in the 80s for the weekend.

MONDAY AND ON: High pressure moves far enough out into the Atlantic to open up the Gulf once more. This will provide ample amounts of moisture to the Valley. As with any pattern that sets up with a high centered just off shore of the Carolina's. Daily shower and storm chances are expected. They won't be overly high chances but rain is probable.

MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND AND EVENTS: Lots to do and places to go! From boating in Guntersville to swimming in the Gulf here is what you can expect!

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Cool and Comfortable Thursday

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THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Higher pressure will move in from the Plains today, funneling cooler and drier weather for the Tennessee Valley. On Thursday we'll see a decrease in cloud cover with temperatures into the mid 70's! By Friday and Saturday sunshine stays in the forecast with low humidity and temperatures into the upper 70's to lower 80's. What a great way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend! The weather for the Alabama Jubilee looks great with partly sunny skies!

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SUNDAY-WEDNESDAY: Our next storm system from Arizona will sweep across the southern tier of the U.S., sending winds back in from the South to raise our humidity levels come Sunday. With warm, moist air at the surface, the chance of isolated afternoon thunderstorms will increase Sunday and Monday. It's not looking to be a complete washout, but an isolated shower during the afternoon could ruin plans outdoors for Monday as rain accumulations could be near a quarter of an inch. By Tuesday, this system will finally get a kick and bring in scattered showers and thunderstorms, a few of which could be strong thunderstorms with hail and gusty winds. The threat of showers remains in the forecast for Wednesday of next week.

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Wednesday 05/20/2015
A Few Showers/Storms This Evening Otherwise Mainly Dry Through Memorial Day

THIS EVENING: Widely scattered showers and storms will be possible before a weak cold front passes the Tennessee Valley. There will be a good chunk of people who won't see a drop this evening. We should see the best chances for those storms early this evening. Most if not all of the activity will be done by 9 or 10 p.m. tonight. 2341234

THURSDAY: We will start the day off with some cloud cover but quickly that will move away as drier air moves in. Highs will also be much cooler than the last several days.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND: This will be a mainly dry part of the forecast. If your worried about rain dampening your plans. Don't be. The focus for those chances will be during the afternoon on Sunday and Monday. They would also be isolated in nature so the majority of the Valley won't see a thing.

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Last Day of Rain For The Workweek

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WEDNESDAY: We'll see an increase in cloud cover as our next storm system is brewing over Arkansas will move into the Valley come this afternoon. Up to a 1/2 of an inch of rain could accumulate as scattered showers and thunderstorms will produce heavy rain, wind gusts in excess of 25 to 35 mph, and small hail. Temperatures will reach into the mid 80's today with soupy conditions. Overnight lows stay mild, into the lower 60's.

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THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Higher pressure will move in to give us plenty of sunshine and comfortable conditions. Temperatures will go from the mid 70's on Thursday to the mid 80's come Saturday. Saturday will be your best day to plan outdoor activities for Memorial Day Weekend.

SUNDAY-MONDAY: Rain move back in for the Tennessee Valley with possibly strong thunderstorms. Rain accumulations could reach one inch with on and off showers and thunderstorms expected.

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Tuesday 05/19/2015
Drier week, but possible weekend washout

DRIER WEEK AHEAD:  We are finally going to see some much drier conditions across the Tennessee Valley as we go through the middle portion of the work week.  We may see a few showers late Wednesday into the overnight hours, and maybe a rumble of thunder.  Thursday onward is looking much nicer and drier with plenty of sunshine.  Temperatures will be in the lower 80's even upper 70's on Thursday, then warm into the mid 80's by Saturday.

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MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND:  The weekend is going to get off to a perfect start on Friday.  We'll have sunshine and highs in the mid 80's.  However, this perfect start wont last as a system approaches from the west and we'll start seeing a few thunderstorms possible by Sunday afternoon.  The rain picks up from there going into Monday were we could see up to an inch of rain fall with scattered showers. Rain looks to hang around into Tuesday as well.

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Rain Chances Stay In Forecast Until Thursday

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TUESDAY: A cold front will move through the Tennessee Valley late this morning, triggering hit or miss showers throughout the afternoon time. Brief heavy burst of rain and a couple of lightning strikes will be associated with these non-severe thunderstorms. Showers will end by sundown, leaving us with skies clearing and less humid conditions as winds will move in from the Northwest throughout the overnight hours. Temperatures will go from the mid 80's this afternoon down to the upper 50's for tonight.

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WEDNESDAY: Drier weather won't last for long as we'll see an increase in cloud cover from a weak wave of energy moving in from Texas early Wednesday morning. This wave will send in another round of strong storms by late afternoon Wednesday through the evening hours. This is where winds could gust as high as 40 to 50 mph and small hail may form with these thunderstorms. Temperatures will reach highs into the mid 80's and lows into the lower 60's thanks to cloud cover sticking around throughout the overnight hours.

THURSDAY-SATURDAY: Higher pressure will finally move in, sending drier air and allowing us to have our first full day of sunshine Thursday. Temperatures will range into the mid 80's and overnight lows into the upper 50's to lower 60's.

SUNDAY-MONDAY: Chance of showers and thunderstorms increase as we head throughout the end of Memorial Day Weekend.

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Monday 05/18/2015
Drier weather is on the way

SHOWERS AND STORMS CONTINUE:  Through the overnight hours and into Tuesday, we’ll continue to track scattered showers and thunderstorms.  The overnight low will drop into the upper 60’s again and winds will remain southerly.  Early Tuesday morning, we’ll watch the cold front pass through the valley which could spark a few more showers and storms with the enhanced lifting along the front.  During the afternoon hours on Tuesday we’ll begin to see some clearing conditions with the temps remain warm.

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MID WEEK RAIN CHANCES ARE LOW:  Wednesday night into Thursday we’ll have another chance at seeing some showers and thunderstorms.  They are low, but I won’t rule out the possibility.  After that, we’ll remain dry until the next system arrives Sunday bring more heavy showers to the region.

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TEMPS REMAIN WARM:  Even though we’ll have a cold front passing, highs will remain in the 80’s for the most part.  Drier air will be the main benefit of the front, which will make things feel less muggy, and allow our lows to drop into the 50’s instead of the upper 60’s.  

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Rainy Start to Week, Drier Weather to Come

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MONDAY-TUESDAY MORNING: Rain showers are moving ever so slowly across the Tennessee Valley as higher pressure is stalling out over the Carolinas. As higher pressure weakens, showers will move eastward looking to move through Huntsville, Athens, and Decatur by 9 A.M. and into Northeast Alabama by 10-11 A.M. All we're looking at is heavy downpours that could cause blinding visibility on the roadways. Isolated showers will build in for this afternoon. Possible 1/2 an inch of rain could accumulate. Even showers will plague us for tonight, until the cold front of this system slides through Tuesday morning. We'll stay mild and muggy with high temperatures are into the lower 80's and into the upper 60's for lows.

LATE TUESDAY-SATURDAY: Higher pressure will move in, sending in drier air and allowing the sun to come back. It'll be here to stay until Saturday, so the beginning part of our week will look nice for Memorial Day. Temperatures will be into the mid 80's with comfortable conditions.

SUNDAY-MEMORIAL DAY: Our next system will move in to give us isolated showers and muggy conditions to deal with for our holiday weekend. Make plans accordingly. Your best bet to have an outdoor picnic will be Saturday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 80's.

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Redstone will be at Whistlestop!

Its time WhistleStop! The annual BBQ festival is this weekend, May 1-2, at the Historic Depot in Downtown Huntsville. The event features teams from all around, whipping up the best BBQ you can find anywhere around and it always draws a big crowd. If you are planning on attending be sure to check out the Redstone the "MWR Bar-B-Crew" tent.

UPDATE: Crews rescue kayakers from Tennessee River

TRIANA, Ala. (WAAY)-According to Danny Kelso with the Morgan County Rescue Squad, 2 females were found safe in the Tennessee River after their kayak overturned. 

Fund launched for three AAMU victims of Panama City Beach shooting

NORMAL, Ala. (WAAY) - A fund has been launched for the three Alabama A&M students who were shot while on spring break in Panama City Beach.