Much needed rain come to the Valley

Should be close enough to central IN to provide consistent rain chances for the southern half of the state later this morning. Rainfall amounts should average less than a half of an inch over the weekend.

The next feature in Mother Nature's arsenal is Hurricane Nate. 1 Hurricane before making landfall along the Gulf Coast line of Louisiana, Alabama and MS, and the far western Florida panhandle.

There's a chance of showers Sunday afternoon and a better chance Monday. It will then move through the Tennessee River Valley Sunday night and head for the Mid-Atlantic states. Highs will go back to normal in the low/ mid-80 with mostly sunny skies and winds will switch to the northeast at 5-10 miles per hour.

A summer like weekend is on the way with warm temperatures and dew points in the 60s. The high will be 84. It will be breezy with winds coming out of the SW at 15-25 miles per hour. There's an outside chance of a thunderstorm. Nate poses no threat to southwest Louisiana other than just a few showers. Rain should clear the area by Wednesday night, bringing near normal temperatures to the area for Wednesday and Thursday. It will be windy with a gusty south wind 20 to 30 miles per hour with gusts to 35. There are showers and storms forecasted for the area during Sunday afternoon, due to an increase in tropical moisture.

Tonight: Showers may still be of the light and scattered variety this evening and into the overnight.

More news: Tropical Storm Nate: Path of storm prompts hurricane warnings along Gulf Coast

Friday: Partly cloudy, remaining mild. Partly sunny, with a high near 76.

TODAY: Morning fog and low clouds give way to some peeks of sun inland. Highs will be in the low 80s.

The rain may get an early cut-off on Monday, but some showers will be possible Tuesday and Wednesday from lingering moisture and an approaching cold front. The rain risk will be 40 percent.

Thursday, mostly sunny, with a high near 73. The high will be 77, after a morning low of 59. We'll finally see mostly sunny skies on Saturday with highs in the mid-70s.

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