Our next rain maker on track to arrive Friday

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Our next weather maker will bring widespread and persist rain to East Mississippi and West Alabama through Friday, Friday night, and at least part of Saturday.

A mid-to-upper level low pressure wave over western Canada on Tuesday afternoon will ride the flow of the jet stream southeastward. On Wednesday that system will bring snow to much of Montana and Wyoming. On Thursday, that snow will slide southward through Colorado and the intensifying storm system will begin drawing new moisture northward off the Gulf of Mexico. Rain will begin increasing over much of Oklahoma and Texas, and that whole spinning mass of messy weather will make tracks toward the Southastern U.S.

For us, rain could begin increasing rapidly between midnight Thursday night through sunrise Friday morning. Rain will fall steadily throughout Friday and Friday night. That will mean a messy night of high school football on Friday night. Some of those games have already been moved to Thursday night, and more adjustments of the football schedules are possible. Rain will fall through the night and through at least the first half of Saturday afternoon. Rain will begin fading later Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. The sun should begin peeking through clouds by Sunday afternoon.

Before all of that, enjoy more sunshine. Both Wednesday and Thursday will be sunny with cool mornings and comfortably warm afternoons. Morning temperatures will be in the 40s. Afternoon temperatures will be in the lower 70s.

This evening will be clear. Chill will settle in quickly as temperatures slide from 60s to 50s by 7 PM. Those 50s will become 40s by midnight.