Rain and storms more isolated for now. They become more widespread again by the weekend.
After day after day of widespread almost areawide showers and thunderstorms, things are much more isolated across the immediate area this afternoon. We have a few showers that have tried to develop from southwest Tennessee down into north Mississippi, but these aren't making much headway to the east into our immediate area. All the widespread action this afternoon is located over eastern Tennessee and northeastern Alabama.
What few showers there are will continue into the evening before diminishing with the loss of daytime heating. Then, we stay mostly cloudy overnight with some patchy fog after midnight. Pop-up showers and storms develop again in the heat of the day on Thursday, but much like today, they will be very isolated. Most folks will once again likely stay dry.
This begins to change Friday and especially going through the weekend. The next cold front from the Midwest approaches the area and stalls out near us. This sets us back up into a pattern similar to the one we just had, where we see rounds of widespread rain and thunderstorms at times during the daytime and nighttime hours. It won't be an all day rain any of these days, but especially the weekend into early next week, widespread rain is likely at times, and it could be locally heavy. This continues until around midweek when the front settles down into the area and brings in slightly cooler and drier air to the area.