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  • Fred Gossage

A few showers heading into the weekend. Temps staying a bit on the cool side.


After a partly sunny morning for our Friday, clouds have really begun to increase across the area as the next weather system approaches from the west. Showers have stayed off to our south and our west so far today, and we expect that to remain the case through at least the rest of the afternoon, and maybe into at least the early evening as well.


A few scattered showers will move into the area during the overnight as the rain to the west approaches. However, it appears that the more steady rain may again miss our area to the south, tracking from north Mississippi to central Alabama, a bit closer to the frontal boundary off to our south. Other showers move through the area during the morning and midday hours on Saturday. These look to be more directly centered over our area, with this being the timeframe of our best rain chances with this system. However, these showers look scattered, and not everyone will get them. This activity moves out during the afternoon hours, and we might even see a peak or two of sun by late in the day.


Aside from the morning showers on Saturday, the weekend doesn't look too terribly bad overall. Temperatures are still running 8 to 12 degrees below average, but they're not too horrible. Afternoon highs top out in the lower 60s for Saturday and inch up into the mid 60s for Sunday. A few of the communities in north Alabama and northeast Mississippi may be a couple degrees warmer than this each afternoon. Sunday looks like a dry day, if still mostly cloudy. This would be the day for any outdoor activities or chores you may need to get done over the weekend.


As we move into the new work week, we look to stay dry for at least the first half. Temperatures will also be a few degrees warmer, getting back closer to 70 for Monday and Tuesday. However, cooler air looks to return for the second half of next week, with highs dropping back into the low to middle 60s. The 6 to 10 day temperature outlook from the Climate Prediction Center suggests temperatures will likely remain below average into at least next weekend before maybe the beginnings of a pattern change toward warmer weather and maybe a more active storm track again.

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