I know, I know. It's getting late for us to still be dealing with these cold mornings. Sunny skies will make you quickly forget about the cold into the afternoon with highs warming into the lower 70s. It's a beautiful Friday forecast once we get beyond the morning chill. We have a lot of outdoor events this weekend, and many of them will be just fine. Saturday looks dry with a gradual increase in cloud cover late. Sunday morning will feature a few showers, but again, much of the area remains dry.
Radar will start to come alive into the afternoon as widespread rain and rumbles develop. Some of that rain will be heavy at times into Sunday night. I've mentioned model trends keeping the low pressure area farther north, and that northward stance is still there this morning. That would allow a warm front to park itself somewhere across our part of Alabama. That could help enhance rainfall totals locally, and it's possible we deal with a widespread 1-3" out of this. I've maintained the notion of being hesitant that this system will produce severe weather. If that warm front is able to penetrate more inland, it's not impossible we see a few stronger storms across mainly south Alabama late Sunday. But I remain cautiously optimistic that severe weather should not be much of a player in this one. We'll keep you posted.