With some of this morning's sun, highs top out near 50 Wednesday. You will notice clouds building in through the afternoon ahead of tonight and Thursday's rain. We aren't expecting torrential rain Thursday, but widespread light rain is certainly in the forecast through the morning.
Much of the North Alabama will likely completely dry out through the afternoon Thursday. Along with drier conditions Thursday afternoon, the latest forecast model data now indicates that the 2nd wave of rain Friday will stay suppressed south closer to central and southern Alabama. This would keep North Alabama completely dry Friday and Saturday before attention turns to a much stronger storm system Sunday and Monday.
Expect heavier rain with even the chance for some thunderstorms. Best opportunity for thunderstorms comes Monday afternoon and evening as the cold front sweeps across North Alabama. At the moment this does not appear to bring a severe threat to our area. We'll continue to monitor the evolution of this system the next 5 days.