First Alert Forecast: BIG forecast changes for the weekend!

First Alert Forecast: BIG forecast changes for the weekend!
Behind a cold front, we'll trend much cooler for the upcoming weekend. (Source: WLBT)

Scattered downpours and storms continue to impact the state out ahead of our cold front this afternoon! Make sure to have the umbrella handy heading out the door as these chances will continue through the evening commute, with only a few lingering showers anticipated into the overnight and early Saturday morning hours. Temperature-wise, we're in the 80s out ahead of the front but will QUICKLY drop into the 60s, then the 50s as the evening wears on. Areas north of I-20 could even start off the morning in the 40s!

Therefore, dress for cool conditions this weekend as below-average temperatures are in the forecast! We'll wake up around 50° Saturday and Sunday morning, barely making it to the 70° mark by the afternoon hours. Clouds will start us off Saturday morning but will eventually clear into the afternoon.

Disturbances overhead, coupled with our front slowly lifting back to the north at the surface, will help keep scattered shower and thunderstorm chances in the forecast through the start of the work week. Eventually another cold front will sweep through the state, taking temperatures at the end of the 7-day forecast back into the low 50s/70s!

Rachel's Friday Evening Forecast

Rachel Coulter

WLBT/FOX 40 First Alert Meteorologist

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