Temperatures and rain chances continue to rise

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) — Wednesday was an unseasonably warm day across the area, with temperatures soaring above average and into the low to mid-70s.

Ahead of Friday’s rain chance, a warm air mass over the region will help lead to above-average temperatures on Thursday, too.

Thursday morning will be higher than previous mornings. Many across the area will start the day with temperatures in the low to mid-40s.

While the jacket will be needed in the morning, you’ll not need it in the afternoon. Temperatures will rebound nicely into the low 70s.

An area of low pressure along the Gulf Coast will bring the return of active weather to the region.

Rain showers will begin to track into the region late Thursday and become more widespread Friday morning. Rain intensity looks light, but pockets of moderate to heavy rain will be possible. Rain totals will range from 0.25 to 1 inch.

Winds will be strong at times with gusts ranging from 25 mph to isolated higher gusts of 30 mph in the higher terrain.

Stick with the Weather Authority for the latest on Friday’s rain chance.

Temperatures Quickly Rebound:

After temperatures cool down behind the system on Saturday, the Tennessee Valley will see temperatures rebound.

Above the surface, a weak ridge of high pressure will build over the region, helping to filter warm air back into the area. High temperatures on Sunday and Monday are forecast to warm back into the low 70s.

The warm air and moisture that filters in will support the next chance for rain and storms. Monday and Tuesday will bring an even stronger weather system capable of gusts around 40 to 45 mph. Stay with our team as we continue to update you.

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