Rain will start to head into our direction in a few hours and this won't be the only opportunity for rainfall within the coming days. Tonight a cold front will be bringing rainfall into the Tennessee Valley ahead of it's actual arrival here. Rain will begin anytime after midnight for most of us, but the western part of the Valley, like Lauderdale, Franklin and Colbert counties, as early as 9 PM. Rain will eventually start to taper off for the late morning hours tomorrow and rain will completely come to an end during the afternoon, around 3 PM, tomorrow. That's when the cold front should be sweeping through, keeping any rainfall to the south of us.
By Thursday night we should start to clear up some and continue to be under a cloudy sky, but another slight chance of rain showers will be introduced once we get into the overnight hours and early Friday morning, which is why I still have a 30% for Friday. Once we head into the first half of the weekend, conditions will be a complete opposite and we'll see a sunny sky and temperatures in the low 50s, which is average for this time of year.
Unfortunately once we get into Sunday, our second cold front will be starting to head in our direction and we'll see on and off showers Sunday. Rain will also be in the forecast for Monday and we could even see a few thunderstorms mixed in.
The good news is that by Tuesday, our rain chances start to decrease and by the middle of next week, they should be non-existent. The take away message from this forecast? Have your umbrella handy!