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Precipitation and strong winds expected from Wednesday evening to Thursday


A strong depression with an associated cold front brought severe weather to parts of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana late Tuesday evening until early Wednesday morning. This system will continue to move east, bringing the threat of rain and strong winds to the Tennessee Valley.

The risk of severe weather appears to remain south of the region, along the Gulf Coast, late at night until Thursday. The main things we will see here in our area are precipitation and strong winds. Winds will increase and sometimes hold between 15 and 25 mph. Wind gusts early Thursday morning could reach 40 mph, especially in hilltop areas. The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory for the Tennessee Valley from 10 p.m. Wednesday night to 1 p.m. Thursday afternoon.

Wind advisory in effect for the Tennessee Valley

Scattered rain showers will extend over the area through Thursday morning from west to east. Pockets of moderate to heavy precipitation will be possible, due to the amount of humidity that will be associated with this system. On average in the Tennessee Valley, we were able to see total precipitation of almost an inch with higher isolated amounts possible. Windy conditions will continue late Thursday even after the wind advisory has ended.

The low pressure area will continue to rotate north of the region, keeping the potential for scattered rain showers in the forecast until Saturday. This will also lead to a northerly wind direction introducing some cooler air to the area. Temperatures by the end of the week appear to be around 60 degrees.

What can we expect for Trick-Or-Treating?

Precipitation and strong winds expected from Wednesday evening to Thursday
Trick-Or-Treating at Decatur Thursday

Mother Nature could still play tricks on us for the Trick-Or-Treating plans at Decatur on Thursday. Although the majority of the region appears to dry up by Thursday evening, patchy rain showers cannot be completely ruled out. You will definitely want to send your little monsters with a jacket as the temperatures will be around 60 degrees.

For the rest of the Tennessee Valley which will have goodies over the coming weekend, the weather is looking a little better. Persistent rain showers will continue until Saturday afternoon before drier air enters the area. That being said, don’t expect the evening to be a wash, but always have an umbrella handy. Also, make sure you have a jacket that will be in the 50s throughout the area.

Full of delicacies depending on the weather before the end of the weekend! While temperatures will be cooler by the time the kids go for a ride or treatment, it will be dry and mostly clear. No need for rain gear on Sunday night!


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