A hot and humid air mass stays put over the Tennessee Valley Friday and a cold front approaches this weekend, keeping chances for rain and storms in the forecast.  

Bubbles of rising warm, humid air will blossom into spotty "hit & miss" showers and storms again this afternoon with highs in the lower 90s in the city (normal is 88°). Storms fade this evening with muggy conditions and a low around 70°.

As a cold front slides through the region the odds for rain and storms increase Saturday. It'll still be very warm and humid with a high around 90°. Sunday should be largely dry as the front stays south of us. Look for highs in the lower 90s.

The front starts to move back north next week and may stall over the area for a while. This brings showers and storms to many more neighborhoods through the week, especially after Monday, with slightly cooler highs in the upper 80s and lows in the upper 60s.

Keep in mind that some of the storms that pop up may contain small hail, gusty winds, or produce localized flash flooding. Widespread severe outbreaks or tornadoes are not likely. The most dangerous thing about these storms up is the lightning. Take cover in a car or in a sturdy structure if you are caught in a lightning storm!

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