FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Pleasant temperatures in store for Veterans Day parade

FIRST ALERT WEATHER: Pleasant temperatures in store for Veterans Day parade

(WAFF) - This Veterans' Day will start with a little cooler than recent mornings as temperatures are ranging from the upper 30s into the upper 40s. Skies are mainly clear, and that means plenty of sunshine for the first half of the day.

Temperatures should warm quickly with lunchtime readings in the upper 60s which means great weather for the Veterans Day parade in downtown Huntsville.  Highs should top the lower 70s with an increasing south wind.

A powerful storm system will take shape to the northwest throughout the day, which could cause some stronger storms for those of us in the Valley. A weakening line of storms is expected to approach the Shoals around midnight. That line will track across the Valley through the early morning hours of Thursday.

You can expect locally heavy rain with wind gusts of 45-50 mph in the stronger storms. This will be enough to toss around garbage cans, patio furniture, or anything else loose in the yard. Showers should exit the area Thursday morning, with most of the rain gone by 9 a.m. Clouds will diminish Thursday with a high in the mid 60s.

We turn cooler into the weekend as lows Friday morning drop into the lower 40s and despite mostly sunny skies during the afternoon, highs won't make it back to 60° for many. Lows Friday night dip into the mid 30s, but some of our sheltered valleys may drop to freezing for the first time this fall which means you can expect widespread frost.