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A few showers tonight and tomorrow, cooler next couple of days. Warmer and stormy by late Friday.

After a stormy and damaging Friday night in parts of the area and especially back into Mississippi, and then more severe storms to our south over the weekend, the weather is peaceful and beautiful across the Tennessee Valley on this Monday afternoon. Skies are mostly sunny, the radar is clear, and temperatures are in the upper 60s to lower 70s across the area this afternoon.

Temperatures about where they are right now, or maybe a couple degrees warmer, will be our daytime highs. With mostly clear skies, we drop into the 50s this evening, and then the mid to upper 40s overnight. However, a little disturbance moves through the area, and clouds and a few showers return after midnight into the morning hours of Tuesday. Widespread rain and thunder are not expected, just a few isolated showers or sprinkles. Cooler air moves in behind that disturbance, and daytime highs for Tuesday afternoon look to only reach the low to mid 60s across the area as clouds clear by the afternoon.

That cooler air will stick around into the mid week with low temperatures Wednesday morning back into the upper 30s and daytime highs remaining in the lower 60s. A warmer weather pattern starts to return by Thursday as high pressure shifts east and southerly winds from the Gulf of Mexico bring moisture ahead of the next weather system ejecting into the middle of the nation. By Friday, we look to climb well into the 70s again in the warm sector of that advancing storm system.

While not all the details are overly clear yet, and there are time for changes, it is looking more like that system may bring the chance of strong to possibly severe storms to our area again this coming Friday overnight. For right now, the main local area timing looks to be between Friday evening and predawn Saturday morning, but that could still waffle around a little. At first glance at the large scale pattern, it looks like the greatest threat will be to our northwest, but that doesn't mean storms can't still be impactful here locally. While we will still be working out details on the exact timing and the magnitude ("how bad it will be") over the next couple of days, it does look like a general situation that supports all threat types... damaging straight-line winds, the potential for hail, and even some degree of a tornado threat.

No reason to panic, be scared, or be alarmed. Just keep checking back in for weather information as we hammer out the details the next few days. Take the time now while it's quiet to review your safety plan (or formulate one if you don't have one). Make sure you have multiple reliable ways of hearing warnings, including one that will wake you out of your sleep, and we will all get through it just fine! This is nothing out of the ordinary. After all, we are in the heart of the spring portion of the tornado season here in the Tennessee Valley.

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