Thursday has been another unseasonably warm day across the region. There's a bit more cloud cover today, which is a big reason why we are a few degrees cooler than expected. Like last night, we'll see some clearing after sunset. Overnight lows stay mild in the mid 50s once again. Friday is similar to the last few days, with a mix of sun and clouds and highs in the mid 70s. A cold front currently across the Midwest will slowly sag towards our area tomorrow afternoon and evening. It should stay just to our north across middle Tennessee, keeping the bulk of the rain chances just outside of North Alabama for the weekend. However, isolated showers can't be ruled out Friday evening and Saturday. This weekend won't be a washout, but a few showers will be around.
Our main focus is a much more potent system that will arrive Sunday night and Monday. The timing is still in flux and will be a big factor in our potential for strong storms by Monday of next week. In short, the later the system arrives in the Sunday night and Monday time frame, the better chance we will have for strong storms Monday. No severe weather outlook is posted yet, but it is safe to say widespread showers and a few thunderstorms are likely throughout the day Monday. Additional showers could linger Tuesday before yet another rain maker arrives Wednesday. Rainfall totals of 1.5 to 2 inches are a good bet over the next seven days.