You can encounter a few brief showers on your drive home Friday evening, but those showers are the last of the big storm system that has been bringing the rain to the Tennessee Valley. Friday evening showers will be brief and likely not exceptionally heavy for the most part.
As the main part of storm system begins to shift eastward, some drier air aloft will work its way across Tennessee and into North Alabama tonight and tomorrow. That dry air will reduce our chance for rain and limit the coverage to just a stray shower or two on Saturday. Areas of rain over Louisiana and Texas will try to work closer to us on Sunday. The main area of rain will pass just south of us, but it will be close enough that can we can get a few heavy thunderstorms Sunday afternoon and again on Monday.
Saturday will be partly sunny and mostly dry with a small chance for a stray shower, especially over Sand Mountain. It's a good day to unwide in the pool after that first week of school! Don't forget the sunscreen, even if the sky has more clouds than sun. The sun's UV rays can penetrate through the clouds, so you can still burn. Sunday will be a good day for a hike. The earlier the better since spotty showers and thunderstorms can develop in the afternoon. A few showers are possible on Monday as we head back to work, then Tuesday and Wednesday will be dry. The next storm system will arrive on Thursday and bring more rain.