FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Cold front, rain move in Friday afternoon

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Cold front, rain move in Friday afternoon

(WAFF) - Temperatures were warmer Friday morning with most of us still in the mid 60s.

Skies will be mostly cloudy throughout the day Friday. Highs should be limited to the low/mid 80s, so it will be a few degrees cooler than recent afternoons.

A cold front heads into the Valley later Friday. The higher chance for rain comes in with the front. A line of showers and storms should be into southern/middle TN by 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. That rain will track southeast across the rest of the Valley during the late afternoon and evening.

Although the threat for severe weather is low, some of the stronger storms could produce wind gusts upwards of 40 mph. Some area high school football games could be delayed by lightning. We may also expect rain for some, so be prepared to sit through a wet game.

The latest model data suggests the steadier showers hang on for most of the evening. The threat for thunder should diminish after sunset.

The widespread rain will come to an end overnight, but isolated showers could linger through Saturday morning, especially east of I-65. Temperatures will be around 60 to begin to the day on Saturday. Clouds will slowly diminish during the afternoon as highs top out in the lower 70s with a north wind around 10 mph. Skies will be mainly clear overnight Saturday, and lows should dip to near 50.

You can expect a nice Sunday with plenty of sun and highs in the mid-to-upper 70s. Another cold front heads into the Valley early next week. It should keep the fall-like weather around for much of the upcoming work week.

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