Our next weather maker is on track to arrive late Thursday night. This system will sneak up from the GUlf, and depending on the exact track of the low pressure circulation, it may mean more clouds than anything. There can still be some rainy spots. The farther east you are - especially over West Alabama - the bigger the chance for rain will be. The farther west you are, the bigger chance you have of staying dry.
The next 24 hours will be chilly. This evening will be clear. Temperatures will drop from 40s to 30s from 6 PM through 10 PM. The rest of tonight will stay clear. Low temperatures by morning will be in the low-to-mid 30s. Thursday starts sunny with those low-to-mid 30s. The sun warms us into the upper 40s and lower 50s. Then after noon, clouds will spread overhead from the south. Spotty areas of light rain will become possible through Thursday evening, but most areas will stay dry.
Areas of rain will be increase Friday morning and even more Friday afternoon. As previously mentioned, the chance for rain grows bigger farther east and diminished farther west. This system will exit our area Friday night and leave us with a partly cloudy to mostly sunny weekend. Highs will be in the low-to-mid 60s on Saturday and Sunday. Morning lows will be in the mid-to-upper 40s both days.
Another storm system will arrive early next week. Recent forecast data indicate Monday will be mainly dry during the day. The rain will arrive Monday night and fall through early Tuesday morning, then most of Tuesday will be dry after the rain exits in the morning. The exit of the rain could mean cooling Tuesday night.