It seems Spring has finally decided to make its appearance and not go anywhere these past couple of days. Our next weather maker doesn't look to impact the region until late Tuesday evening, so the first start of Spring Break is looking fantastic. Monday into the first part of Tuesday temperatures will be in the lower 70s, making for fantastic weather.
As we head into Tuesday, a cut off low will be trekking across the extreme southern portions of the United States. Ahead of the system arriving, we will see an influx of clouds from the southwest followed by rain. The rain will linger on into the early morning hours of Wednesday, so I have kept a slight chance of rain in the forecast for Wednesday. As the rain exits, a front moving through the southern plains will impact us next.
The front will move through Mississippi and Alabama during the afternoon hours where we will only make it into the upper 60s, however, portions of West Alabama, and extreme southern portions of the viewing area could hit the 70 degree mark before the front arrives at your doorstep. As the front clears out of the area, sunny skies will welcome us. Even with the sunny skies, Thursday doesn't look like we will get out of the upper 50s.
The good news is by Friday we will be back into the lower 60s and by the weekend we will be met with warmer weather in the lower 70s. Rain chances do creep back up, only slightly as southerly flow returns allowing some more moisture to infiltrate the region.
Our next main rain event doesn't look like it will impact us until Sunday night into Monday morning.