LOOK AHEAD: Mostly cloudy skies and widespread rain showers for your Friday

LOOK AHEAD: Mostly cloudy skies and widespread rain showers for your Friday

(WAFF) - Skies will be mostly cloudy today with rain showers widespread east of I-65 with showers becoming more isolated in nature west of the interstate. However, the day won't be a total washout.

Due to the clouds and rain, you can expect a noticeably cooler afternoon. The warmer readings will come towards the Shoals where highs top out in the low-to-mid 80s. Temperatures in areas like Jackson, Marshall, and DeKalb Counties may not make it out of the mid-70s. The rain should taper off by the late afternoon, but isolated showers remain possible this evening and overnight.

Saturday will be similar to today, although not a carbon copy repeat. Scattered showers are expected, but the rain will likely not be as widespread as it was on Friday. Skies will be mostly cloudy and temperatures will remain cooler than they have been with highs topping out near 80. Once again, readings will likely be warmer to the west.

Isolated showers are possible Sunday with a fair amount of cloud cover. There won't be much rain around during Sunday evening's lunar eclipse, but substantial cloud cover may limit viewing opportunities in the Valley.

Our weather next week is highly dependent on the formation of an area of low pressure in the Gulf. Long-range guidance is split on whether anything even develops, as a result, the forecast is still somewhat up in the air. Right now, we're going with a 30% chance for rain Monday and Tuesday but that is likely to change. Regardless, our weather pattern should become less active towards the end of next week. Our afternoons will be slightly warmer and rain chances will be lower.