North Alabama is back to dry weather Friday with clear skies moving in from out of the northwest. Highs climb to near 50° this afternoon with lighter winds to finish the workweek. Clear skies continue tonight through about sunrise tomorrow. These clear skies will allow for temperatures to drop to the upper 20s Saturday morning.
Just after sunrise clouds will stream in from the southwest, helping to lock some of this dry,cold air in place heading into Saturday afternoon. This sets up the threat of rain overriding trapped cold air and switching over to snow Saturday afternoon.
There is quite a bit of disagreement with Saturday afternoon but chance is there for snow in the higher elevations east of I-65 (Jackson & Dekalb Counties). Another wave of rain arrives late Saturday that could also switch over to snow. Only light accumulations in the higher elevations appear possible.
It looks like a warmer pattern will win out and keep the frigid air to our north through Tuesday, this will keep North Alabama all rain the first half of the week but another chance for snow may set up Friday and into the following weekend. Bottom line: you'll need to watch for frequent forecast updates on next week's arctic air outbreak and snow chances.