Showers and downpours return on Friday

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Rain chances are set to return Friday.

An area of low pressure that has developed in the Gulf Of Mexico will begin to shift to the east-northeast Friday.

As this weather system moves into the region, rain will increase in coverage across our area.

Scattered showers will begin to track into the area during the morning hours becoming more widespread by the afternoon. Rainfall will be light in intensity at first before pockets of moderate to heavy rain move in. Rain totals will range from 0.25 to 1 inch with the highest totals associated with the heaviest rain.

Along with the threat of potentially heavy rainfall, winds will be strong. Gusts of 25 to 30 mph are likely, the highest gusts occurring in the highest terrain.

Following Friday’s rain chance, cooler air will filter into the region for the start of the weekend.

Highs on Saturday will be in the low 60s and by Sunday, the highs will warm into the low 70s. While Sunday afternoon will be warm, the morning will start chilly with lows in the 30s. The weekend will shape up pleasant with a mix of sun and clouds.

Next Rain & Storm Threat:

Heading into next week, the Weather Authority will be monitoring the next weather threat closely.

A strong cold front will move through the region supporting the development of thunderstorms, heavy rain and strong winds. Non-thunderstorm winds will be between 40 and 50 mph. If instability builds across the area, we may see strong to severe storms.

Stay with the Weather Authority for the latest on next week’s storm threat.

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