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Big weather changes ahead

By Dennis Washington

By the time we reach Saturday morning, we will have experienced some wild changes in our weather.

Let's start with Thanksgiving Day. Most of the day will be cloudy, but dry. A southerly wind will help warm temperatures into the mid 70s across much of the northern half of the state.

By sunset Thursday, rain showers will become more numerous across Alabama. These showers will develop out ahead of a STRONG cold front that will push through the state on Friday.

Black Friday shoppers beware: rain will be likely across the northern half of Alabama between midnight and noon on Friday. It won't rain all 12 of those hours, but there is a very good chance you will get wet before lunchtime Friday.

By the time we reach the 1:30 p.m. kickoff for the Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa, most of the rain will have ended. A few sprinkles may remain, but those will quickly end. What you will notice is a VERY STRONG, COLD WIND blowing in from the northwest Friday afternoon. That wind will make temperatures fall from around 50 degrees at kickoff to the mid 40s by the end of the game.  Take whatever you need to stay warm... you will need it.

By Saturday morning, most of the clouds will be gone and temperatures will be near 32 degrees... maybe even a few degrees colder than that north of Birmingham. The weekend will be sunny, pushing afternoon temperatures to near 55 on Saturday and 61 on Sunday.

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