The Next 24 Hours – Saturday
After a damp, cool Friday with widespread rain, Saturday is looking like a very nice day! In fact, it is probably going to be the nicest day we have around here for quite a while! The day will start with some patchy dense fog and temperatures in the 50s, but it will quickly warm into the 70s and 80s by mid-afternoon thanks to an abundance of sunshine. There will some variability in temperatures, though! Northeast Alabama as well as much of Middle and East Tennessee will be influenced by a strong area of high pressure east of Washington, D.C.
Cooler air east of I-65 means high temperatures that may only climb to the 70-73º range over much of DeKalb, Cherokee, Jackson, Franklin (TN), Marion (TN), Grundy (TN), Moore (TN), and Lincoln (TN). To the west, it will get into the 80s around The Shoals and over most of North Mississippi and West Tennessee. The breeze is also notable on Saturday; wind gusts of 20-30 MPH are possible with a steady breeze from the southeast at 10-17 MPH. There is no significant risk of rain on Saturday, but that storm system responsible for Saturday’s rough weather in the Midwest and Plains will shift east on Sunday. That could set the stage for a few stronger storms around parts of the Tennessee Valley on Sunday.
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Climate Data for October 13th
Sunrise: 6:48 AM
Sunset: 6:20 PM
Average High: 76 Record 89 (1954)
Average Low: 52 Record 28 (1909)
Hours of Daylight: 11:22 (2 minutes shorter)