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Monday 09/15/2014
Cold Front Then Nice Weather

TUESDAY: A weak cold front will pass through the Tennessee Valley and we could see some isolated showers and storms. The problem will be the lack of sufficient moisture. The PW or Precipitable Water won't be going over 1.0 which will make it a little tougher for showers and storms to form.

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LONG TERM: An upper level ridge will move in slowly this week. That means we will see plenty of sinking motion from the mid and upper levels. There will be a decent subsidence inversion so even clouds will be tough to form let along showers and storms. The ridge begins to move away and break down as we go through the weekend.

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Thursday 09/11/2014
Stormy Forecast But A Nice Weekend

THIS EVENING/TONIGHT: The storm chances will be small but we could see some widely scattered showers and storms. The cold front moves closer to the Tennessee Valley tonight but more towards dawn. As the front approaches we could see widely scattered showers.

FRIDAY: The front has already moved through but we could see storm chances through mid/late-afternoon. I still think that most of the Friday night football games will be okay but just in case take an umbrella.

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THIS WEEKEND: There are no major changes to the forecast except a slight increase in high temperatures and overnight lows. Models are in decent agreement that there will be slightly higher dew points and warmer air in place for Saturday and Sunday.

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STAYING COOL: Temperatures will be staying below normal through next Tuesday.

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Wednesday 09/10/2014
Rain Chances And Cooler Air

THURSDAY: The cold front will move into the Tennessee Valley during the afternoon hours. This is also when our chances for rain will begin. Storms and showers will be scattered in nature.

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FRIDAY: The speed of the front will slow down but it will move just to the south of the viewing area. The morning hours should be fairly dry but once we get closer to lunch time the chances will increase but the showers should only last through the mid-afternoon hours.

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SATURDAY: The initial cold front will move even further south and eventually stall out and become a stationary front. What will follow will be a reinforcing front that will bring in the drier and cooler air.

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Tuesday 09/09/2014
Coldest Air Since May On The Way

COLD FRONT: A cold front is on the way to the Tennessee Valley. It should arrive now Thursday evening into Friday morning. Scattered showers and storms are possible Thursday afternoon through Friday afternoon. The speed of the front has been tough to get a handle on and also where it will stop. That will also play an important part to Saturday's forecast.

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WEEKEND TEMPERATURES: I think it's safe to say that we will be experiencing the coldest air since May. The last time we hit the 70s in Huntsville that was not rain induced was May 19 where we hit 79 degrees. Daily highs this weekend will be in the upper 70s and low 80s.

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Monday 09/08/2014
From Warm And Humid To Cool And Dry

TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY: A stationary front will linger just to our south on Tuesday but this shouldn't cause that many showers. The only chances for rain Tuesday would be in DeKalb, Marshall and Cullman Counties. Wednesday the chances increase a little more as the stationary front moves through the Tennessee Valley.

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THURSDAY & FRIDAY: A strong cold front backed by a large area of high pressure will turn their direction to the Tennessee Valley Thursday afternoon into Friday morning. Along the front we will see showers and a few storms. It looks like there may be enough post frontal forcing to get a few more showers through noon on Friday.

WEEKEND: With a strong area of high pressure in place and a good northwest flow. Temperatures will struggle to get past 80 in many places. Dew points will be in the 40s and 50s so overnight lows will be dropping into the upper 50s and low 60s. If you haven't made any plans to do anything outside this weekend. Start making them! It will be a wonderful weekend for football, hiking or anything outdoors.

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Friday 09/05/2014
Storms This Weekend But Cooler Weather On The Way

THIS EVENING: Storms will end early this evening. For the Friday night football games just bring an umbrella just in case.

COLD FRONT SATURDAY: A cold front will move through Saturday and this will cause some scattered showers and storms. Not everyone will see the storms but the timing will be early afternoon through the evening.

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LATE NEXT WEEK: Things are looking good for a change in our weather pattern. A strong cold front will move through Thursday but a large area of high pressure will be soon to follow. Temperatures for highs will be in the low to mid 80s but dew points will drop into the 50s. That will make it feel wonderful for next weekend.

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Thursday 09/04/2014
Storm Chances Through The Weekend

TONIGHT: We will be under partly cloudy skies but the mountains and valleys could see some patchy fog by morning.

FRIDAY: It will be our last day where we will see some minor forcing during the afternoon and evening hours. This will cause a few showers and storms across the Tennessee Valley. It shouldn't be much of a bother for any Friday night football games.

SATURDAY: A cold front will slide through and this will cause showers and storms during the afternoon and evening hours. 

PATTERN CHANGE: It looks like by the end of next week we will see a stronger cold front come through. The best news about this won't be the storms we get with it but the aftermath. Cooler and drier weather should return next weekend.

Chief Meteorologist Chris Smith

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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Storm Chances & Weekend Cold Front

THE REST OF THE AFTERNOON/EVENING: Scattered showers and storms will continue to be a nuisance through this afternoon and early evening. Biggest threats will be localized heavy rainfall and lightning. 

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WEEKEND: A cold front will move into the Tennessee Valley on Saturday this will cause scattered showers and storms mainly during the afternoon and evening hours. If your heading to any college games make sure you bring an umbrella with you just in case you get a soaking. 

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EARLY NEXT WEEK: We won't be as stormy with a change in our air mass. It will be a little more dry with dew points only in the low to mid 60s.  

Chief Meteorologist Chris Smith

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Monday 09/01/2014
Unsettled Weather Pattern This Week

THIS EVENING/TONIGHT: There will be a very small chance for a spotty shower or storm east of highway 65. The rest of tonight will be fairly clear but patchy fog is possible by early Tuesday morning.

TUESDAY: A cold front gets close to the Tennessee Valley but it won't move through. However it will be able to create some rain chances for us. The best chance for those showers will be areas along and north of highway 72.

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WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY: We will be stuck in this hot and muggy air mass so it won't feel the best outside. If you can get into a pool to cool off, all the better. Daily storm chances will be possible during this time but it would only be for the mid to late afternoon hours. Once the sun sets our rain chances go to near zero.

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Wednesday 08/20/2014
Extreme Heat By Weekend

Higher pressure is going to move over the Tennessee Valley for the end of the workweek. Expect plenty of sunshine and a strong flow of southerly winds pushing in humid air from the South. Temperatures are going to reach into the mid to upper 90's with heat indices reaching the triple digits! This is the hottest we've been all summer long. 

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Be careful of working outdoors, possible heat exhaustion, heat cramps and muscle cramps could occur if you work outdoors for long periods of time. Make sure to seek shade or air conditioning buildings from time to time and stay hydrated.

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