Heavy rain, wind gusts this weekend could end in snow flurries

Heavy rain, wind gusts this weekend could end in snow flurries

(WAFF) - Showers return Thursday. We expect light to moderate showers to develop during the morning hours and continue into the early evening hours. Highs will be around 50.

Mostly cloudy on Friday with highs around 60.

A powerful storm will march across the Tennessee Valley this weekend. Heavy rain will become widespread by Saturday afternoon and wind gusts within the rain could reach 40 to 50 mph.

A few strong storms will be possible if the atmosphere becomes more unstable than we are currently forecasting. We are expecting up to 2” of rain into Saturday evening. At this time we don’t anticipate any widespread flash flooding.

Behind the rain, a powerful arctic front will sweep across the area from west to east. Temperatures will fall overnight Saturday night into Sunday morning. The official high for the day Sunday will occur in the morning.

Roads should have time to dry before black ice can form early Sunday, but this is something we will be keeping an eye on. We will have more confidence once the higher resolution models get into forecast range later this week.

A strong north wind at 15-25 mph will make it feel like the teens and single digits most of the day. A few snowflakes are possible, but we don’t expect enough to create any problems.

Monday will be cold with morning lows in the teens and afternoon highs just above freezing.

Keep checking back for updates.

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