Our next weather maker arrives tonight, but its impact will be widely varied across our area. Areas west of Highway 45 may stay dry or get only limited rain. Areas along and east of Highway 45 will be more in line to get some rain tonight and early Friday morning. That means rain from this system will primarily focus on areas from Meridian, Quitman, and Waynesboro east to Alabama around Livingston, Geiger, Butler, Gilbertown, and Demopolis.
Today starts sunny. Temperatures will be in the low-to-mid 30s around 6-7 AM and warm through the 40s and into the lower 50s through noon. Clouds will begin increasing from the south between 9 AM and noon. Some spotty showers are possible over West Alabama after noon, but those showers will be limited and not for everyone. Temperatures start dropping again after 3 PM, and we will cool into the 40s by 6 PM.
The bulk of the rain will move through the area tonight and early Friday. Rememeber, however, the farther west you are the bigger your odds are of staying dry. Occasional showers will start increasing, and they're really possible area wide between 6 PM and 10 PM. Areas of heavy rain will increase between 10 PM and midnight along or near the Mississippi-Alabama state line around Quitman, Waynesboro, Butler, and Gilbertown. That rain will track northeastward through Demopolis, Livingston, Sweet Water, and Linden through 4 AM. Rain will gradually diminish between 4 AM and 6 AM Friday morning. Over Mississippi, some spotty to scattered showers are possible. Some areas will stay dry, but rain is possible for everyone.
Friday will gradually grow drier through noon, but clouds will hold tight through the day. Friday will start in the mid-40s in the morning and then warm into the lower 50s in the afternoon. The sun will return this weekend. Highs will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s on both Saturday and Sunday.