The clouds are already in place across the Tennessee Valley. The chance for rain doesn't come until late tonight into early Tuesday morning...And the rain will be light and spotty at best.
We'll stay dry through the mid week with a gradual warming trend. Morning temps will be cool (not bitterly cold like we've seen recently) while afternoon temps will be mild.
More rain chances enter the forecast by Thursday. The models are in pretty good agreement that the heaviest rain will likely be in central and south Alabama.
Some spotty showers are possible to end the work week and start the weekend...Then the models start to differ a little in timing/strength/temps but show a prolonged period of wet weather starting as early as Sunday.
We could see periods of off and on moderate to heavy rain showers starting Sunday and lasting until Wednesday.
Planning ahead for Valentines Day? As of now (over a week away - MANY things will change) the models show the precipitation exiting by Thursday morning.
As for winter weather...It's not looking likely through Mid-February. The GFS model (which has been consistently poor this season, and is known for too fast/too cold) does hint at some wintry precip late Wednesday next week. Something we'll keep an eye on but it's just not looking likely at this time.
Again, MANY things will change over the next week. This is just a glimpse into what the models are showing. Be sure to catch Chief Meteorologist Brad Travis's forecast starting at 4pm for an update on tonight/tomorrow morning's rain chances.