The WAFF 48 Storm Team is tracking a powerful storm system developing to our west. It will be the main player in the weather across the Tennessee Valley for the Christmas holiday.
We'll see mainly scattered showers through mid-afternoon with steadier and heavier rain arriving by late afternoon and evening. A few thunderstorms are possible as well, but no severe weather is expected. Rainfall could total 1-2" tonight and due to recent heavy rains some localized flash flooding is possible later tonight. The rain will end just past midnight.
The wind is picking up and will get stronger through the day. They will come from the southeast around 20-30 mph with gusts 40+ by this afternoon.
Temperatures will be mild today with highs near 60. Rain will end a little past midnight. We'll see lows in the upper 30s.
Tomorrow looks drier but colder. We'll reach the low 40s in the morning, but then temperatures will fall into the 30s by afternoon.
The rest of the holiday weekend looks quiet but cold. Highs will be around 40 Saturday and Sunday with lows in the 20s.
Continue to look for updates on WAFF.com throughout the day and watch WAFF 48 News at Noon, 5, 6, and 10.