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Rain is on the way out. Cooler temperatures are on the way in.

Clouds are starting to break up a little bit over northwest Alabama and southern Tennessee as drier air filters into the area behind the cold front. All the widespread rain has moved off to our east, but there may be a lingering shower for the next couple of hours, especially up around the Highway 412 corridor of southern middle Tennessee (Lewis, Maury, and Marshall Counties, I'm looking at you).

Skies will continue to clear with time as we head into the evening, and this will allow us to drop into the 40s after sunset and into the mid to upper 30s by daybreak on Friday. Clouds increase again as we head into the midday and afternoon as a second, reinforcing front moves into the area. We may see a sprinkle or light shower along this front into the afternoon and evening, but any of that activity would be very light and spotty. Daytime highs look to make it back into the lower 60s during the afternoon on Friday, and maybe a few mid 60 readings over northern Alabama.

That moves by Friday night, and temperatures take a tumble behind that reinforcing cold front. Daytime highs on Saturday, despite sunny skies, only reach the upper 40s. Morning lows over the weekend will be near or just below the freezing mark, and we may see a few locations in the upper 20s by Sunday morning. We start to moderate into early next week though as high pressure shifts east of us and winds become more southwesterly. We are back in the low to mid 60s by Tuesday, and we may be talking about the upper 60s and lower 70s again by the middle of next week before another disturbance brings shower and storm chances to the area. We're now into the time of year when weather changes are often significant and fast-paced, and it's easy to get whiplash while trying to keep up with the forecast!

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