Rain ends tonight, then Friday will be dry

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The first in a parade of storm systems is moving through Mississippi and Alabama Thursday and Thursday night. The next disturbance will move through on Sunday. Still another one will move through late Tuesday through early Wednesday.

Rainfall this evening may be heavy at times. Rain will fade to an end from west to east between 10 PM and 3 AM. Additional rainfall amounts will generally be less than a half-inch, though locally higher amounts are possible.

Temperatures will hold somewhat steady in the lower 50s with rain through about midnight. As the rain ends from west to east, temperatures will begin dropping. Expect to wake up on Friday morning to mainly lower 40s with upper 30s in the coolest areas. Friday's morning drive will be cloudy but dry. The sun will brighten the day by late morning. Noon will be in the low-to-mid 50s. Friday afternoon will be partly cloudy. High temperatures will be in the mid-50s. The evening will cool quickly through the 40s beneath a partly cloudy sky.

Saturday will be partly cloudy and dry. Rain will return on Sunday. Some of Sunday's rain may linger through early Monday, but most of Monday will be dry. The next rain maker will arrive late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning.

For more insight into the forecast, watch Newscenter 11 at 5, 6, and 10 PM.