The first opportunity to wear jackets this fall will likely occur late Saturday night into Sunday morning when temperatures will dip into the upper 30s, according to the National Weather Service in Huntsville.

Meteorologist Dan Dixon said the valley will see overnight rain end about sunrise Saturday followed by falling temperatures.

“The rain on Friday night will be followed by a cold front system moving into the valley,” he said.

He said Saturday’s high should be in the low to mid 60s between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.

“We’ll see a drastic change overnight Saturday,” Dixon said. “It’ll be very cool early Sunday morning but should warm back into the mid-60s on Sunday.”

He said the area could see about a 30% chance of rain midday Sunday. The lows Sunday night will be in the mid-40s, he added.

On Monday, the area could hit the mid-70s, Dixon said. “Late Monday night into early Wednesday there’s a 50% to 60% chance of showers and thunderstorms,” he said. “We should see temperatures cool down with highs in the upper 60s to low 70s by the end of the week.”

mike.wetzel@decaturdaily.com or 256-340-2442. Twitter @DD_Wetzel.

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