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Gorgeous Fall Day

| 12:55 pm October 25, 2014

The weather does not get much better in Alabama as it is today. All locations are seeing a clear blue sky with ample sunshine. It was a cool start to the day, but under the sun-filled sky, temps are warming nicely. All locations will see highs climbing into the 70s this afternoon. There is no humidity and it is down-right comfortable. Any outdoor plans you have today or this evening, whether it be fall festivals or football games, will have no issues with the weather.

Tonight, though we will maintain a clear sky, temps will not cool off as much as this morning. Widespread 40s will be replaced with upper 40s and lower 50s. Tomorrow will be a near repeat of today, but we will see temps a few degrees warmer, and 80s will return to several locations. If you have the opportunity, make sure you get out and enjoy this phenomenal fall weather.

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Warm Weekend for Us

| 7:15 am October 25, 2014

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The weather for Central Alabama is looking great with a general warm-up in store for us. But this morning started the weekend on a brisk note with morning lows dipping into the 30s in some spots across the area. Our Skywatcher in Black Creek reported a morning low of 36 degrees. With clear skies today we should see temperatures warm nicely into the middle 70s.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Great weather for a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled for the 2:30 pm kickoff; 76 degrees at kickoff, with upper 60s by the final whistle. Auburn hosts South Carolina this evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30 pm kickoff), the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from around 70 degrees at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter. Alabama is on the road at Knoxville where they take on the Tennessee Volunteers with a 6:30 pm kickoff. The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 65 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

The surface high pressure system will slide eastward Sunday and Monday taking up a position centered over the Southeast US coast by Monday afternoon. Aloft an upper ridge will gradually move eastward, too, locating along the eastern seaboard of the US by Monday afternoon. This should continue the dry weather with temperatures warming with a morning low around 60s and a high in the lower 80s by Monday.

That’s when we begin to see a strong trough moving out of the Rockies bump the ridge eastward into the Atlantic Ocean. This should bring a surface low across the Great Lakes with a cold front trailing southwestward into Arkansas. So clouds will increase Tuesday into Wednesday and with the front in our vicinity by Wednesday we should see some scattered showers as the moisture increases with the surface high off to the east allowing a southerly surface flow. The front moves through slowly before another strong impulse digs into the trough pushing the front out of the area and bringing another shot of cold air with a strong ridge just to our west.

The tropics are relatively quiet with the remnants of TD 9 in the western Caribbean with no expectations of any development in the near term.

Looking out into voodoo country, early November looks dry and relatively warm with an strong upper ridge in place, but the GFS is taking on a cold and somewhat stormy look around the 7th and 8th of November.

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Sun Filled Alabama Sky

| 3:05 pm October 24, 2014

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FINE FALL DAY: Temperatures are little below average today; highs are generally between 68 and 71 degrees at mid afternoon (today’s average high is 72). We have a cobalt blue sky and low humidity.

OUR WEEKEND: Sunny days, fair nights, and a slow warming trend. We rise well into the 70s tomorrow, and a few spots could reach the low 80s Sunday afternoon as an upper ridge noses in from the west.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear and cool conditions for high school games tonight; temperatures will fall from the mid 60s at kickoff into the low 50s by the fourth quarter.

Tomorrow is a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled (2:30p CT kickoff); 76 degrees at kickoff, with mid 60s by the final whistle. There is no risk of rain.

Auburn will host South Carolina tomorrow evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear, with temperatures falling from around 70 degrees at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama is on the road; they take on the Tennessee Volunteers tomorrow evening in Knoxville (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 65 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

UAB plays on the road at Arkansas in Fayetteville tomorrow (11:00a CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees, rising into the low 80s by halftime. No risk of rain.

NEXT WEEK: The weather stays warm and dry Monday and Tuesday; we will mention the risk of a few widely scattered showers Wednesday and Thursday with a surface front approaching from the north, but there is little upper support, and moisture will be very limited. Rain amounts on these two days should be light and spotty. Cooler and drier air moves in on Halloween, Friday October 31. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and more details.

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TROPICS: All is quiet and tropical storm formation is not expected across the Atlantic basin over the weekend.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Sunny days, fair nights through most of next week from Panama City west to Gulf Shores. Highs generally in the 77-81 degree range, with lows in the 60s.

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Brian Peters will have the video updates tomorrow and Sunday… my next Weather Xtreme video will be posted early Monday morning by 7:00. Enjoy the weekend!

Slow Weekend Warm-Up

| 6:01 am October 24, 2014

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DRY DAYS: Today will be the ninth consecutive day with no rain across the great state of Alabama, and the dry spell continues into the weekend with mostly sunny days and fair nights. We project a high in the low 70s today, mid to upper 70s tomorrow, and low 80s Sunday.

The average high for Birmingham today is 72; the average low is 48. Temperatures over the past few days have been below average, and over the weekend they will be above average.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear and cool conditions for high school games tonight; temperatures will fall from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Tomorrow is a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled (2:30p CT kickoff); 75 degrees at kickoff, with mid 60s by the final whistle. There is no risk of rain.

Auburn will host South Carolina tomorrow evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear, with temperatures falling from around 70 degrees at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama is on the road; they take on the Tennessee Volunteers tomorrow evening in Knoxville (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 65 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

UAB plays on the road at Arkansas in Fayetteville tomorrow (11:00a CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees, rising into the low 80s by halftime. No risk of rain.

NEXT WEEK: We stay dry with warm afternoons (highs around 80) Monday and Tuesday. We will mention a small risk of a shower Wednesday and Thursday with a surface front just to the north, but the front has little upper support, and moisture will be very limited, so many places won’t see any rain. Slightly cooler air filters into the state at the end of the week, but the idea of a deep surge of colder air for now is off the table. See the Weather Xtreme video for the maps, graphics, and complete details.

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TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is quiet, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Excellent weather through early next week from Panama City to Gulf Shores, with sunny days and fair nights. Highs will be in the 75-80 degree range, with lows mostly in the 60s. The sea water temperature at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab has cooled to 68 degrees.

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Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!

Slow Warming Trend Ahead

| 2:24 pm October 23, 2014

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today: I am in Oneonta for live weather on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6:00**

A FEW HIGH CLOUDS: A layer of high, thin cirrus clouds is moving into North Alabama this afternoon; these clouds are thin, and up at 20,000-25,000 feet. I don’t think they will be too much of an issue for the partial solar eclipse that begins at 4:54 this afternoon… in fact those cirrus clouds should give the sky a very nice texture for the unique sunset with an partial eclipse in progress.

See this site from NASA on ways of safety viewing the eclipse.

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TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Sunny days, fair nights, and no rain with a slow warming trend. The high Sunday will be close to 80 degrees.

We stay dry Monday and Tuesday of next week, but a few scattered showers could show up Wednesday and Thursday ahead of a cold front. Doesn’t look like a major rain event, and a new surge of cool, dry air arrives at the end of the week on Friday (October 31). Some hints from the GFS model it could be the coolest air so far this season.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear and cool conditions for high school games tomorrow night; temperatures will fall from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Saturday is a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled (2:30p CT kickoff); 75 degrees at kickoff, with mid 60s by the final whistle. There is no risk of rain.

Auburn will host South Carolina Saturday evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear, with temperatures falling from around 70 degrees at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama is on the road; they take on the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday evening in Knoxville (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 65 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

UAB plays on the road at Arkansas in Fayetteville Saturday (11:00a CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees, rising into the low 80s by halftime. No risk of rain.

GULF COAST WEATHER: Sunny days, fair nights through the weekend from Panama City west to Gulf Shores. Highs mostly in the 70s, and lows in the 50s and 60s. Low 80s are possible by the weekend.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is quiet; tropical depression nine dissipated last night over the Yucatan Peninsula.

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I enjoyed seeing the residents at Victorian Manor assisted living in Hanceville today, and look forward to being in downtown Oneonta this evening. Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow…

Slow Warming Trend Ahead

| 6:05 am October 23, 2014

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COLD OCTOBER MORNING: Here are some temperatures across Alabama as the sun rises…

Black Creek (just northeast of Gadsden) 31
Fort Payne 37
Valley Head 37
Coker 39
Chelsea 41
Gadsden 41
Anniston 41
Bessemer 43
Birmingham 44
Concord 46 (was down to 40 there earlier this morning)

Expect a bright sunny sky again today with a high in the upper 60s.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Sunny days, clear nights, and a slow warming trend. Expect a high in the low 70s tomorrow, mid 70s Saturday, and around 80 degrees Sunday afternoon.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear and cool conditions for high school games tomorrow night; temperatures will fall from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Saturday is a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled (2:30p CT kickoff); 75 degrees at kickoff, with mid 60s by the final whistle. There is no risk of rain.

Auburn will host South Carolina Saturday evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear, with temperatures falling from around 70 degrees at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama is on the road; they take on the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday evening in Knoxville (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 65 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

UAB plays on the road at Arkansas in Fayetteville Saturday (11:00a CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees, rising into the low 80s by halftime. No risk of rain.\

NEXT WEEK: A cold front will approach Alabama at mid-week, and we will introduce the risk of a few showers Wednesday or Thursday, but for now it doesn’t look like a big rain event. And, at the end of the week (and the end of the month) on Friday, the 00Z GFS brings some really chilly air down into Alabama as a deep upper trough sets up over the eastern third of the nation. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and details.

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TROPICS: Tropical Depression Nine fizzled out last night over the Yucatan Peninsula, and the rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet this morning.

AT THE BEACH: Sunny days, clear nights through the weekend from Panama City west to Gulf Shores. Highs 75-80, lows mostly in the 50s and 60s.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I will be speaking to a senior adult group this morning in Hanceville, and then I will be live from downtown Oneonta this evening on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6:00. I will post new forecast notes here by 4:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!

Chilly Night Ahead

| 3:10 pm October 22, 2014

**No afternoon Weather Xtreme video today; I am live in Leeds at the Atrox haunted house on ABC 33/40 News at 4, 5, and 6:00**

COOL NIGHT: The coolest temperature so far this season, based on data from the Birmingham Airport, is 42 degrees measured on October 5. Look for a low very close to that early tomorrow, and as you might expect, we will see 30s across the color valleys of North Alabama. Places like Valley Head and Black Creek might even see a light freeze. The sky will be clear, and the wind will be light.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Not much change; a very dry airmass stays in place, and we will forecast sunny days and clear nights with a slow warming trend. The high tomorrow will be in the upper 60s, followed by low 70s Friday, and upper 70s Saturday and Sunday.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear and cool conditions for high school games Friday night; temperatures will fall from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Saturday is a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled (2:30p CT kickoff); 76 degrees at kickoff, with mid 60s by the final whistle. There is no risk of rain.

Auburn will host South Carolina Saturday evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear, with temperatures falling from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama is on the road; they take on the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday evening in Knoxville (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 62 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

UAB plays on the road at Arkansas in Fayetteville Saturday (11:00a CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees, rising into the low 80s by halftime. No risk of rain.

NEXT WEEK: Still looks dry; more than likely our next significant rain event will come in early November.

TROPICS: Tropical Depression Nine could become Tropical Storm Hanna before making landfall on the Yucatan coast early tomorrow. This system will move eastward, and should emerge into the western Caribbean this weekend. Remains to be seen if it can survive the journey over land, but we will keep an eye on it.

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GULF COAST WEATHER: Sunny days, fair nights through the weekend from Panama City over to Gulf Shores. Highs mostly in the 70s, lows mostly in the 50s and low 60s.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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I enjoyed seeing the kids today at God’s House Kindergarten at Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church… be looking for them on the Pepsi KIDCAM today at 5:00 on ABC 33/40 News! The next Weather Xtreme video will be posted here by 7:00 a.m. tomorrow….

Cooler Air Moving Into Alabama

| 6:20 am October 22, 2014

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THIS MORNING: Temperatures are generally in the 40s across North/Central Alabama as we begin the day; coldest spot I can find is Black Creek, just northeast of Gadsden, where Vic Bell reports 36 degrees with some light frost. The sky is clear and the air is dry. Today will be a cooler day for the state, with a high in the mid to upper 60s for most communities thanks to a new surge of cool air dropping in from the north.

Tonight will be one of the coolest nights so far this fall season; most communities will see a low between 38 and 42 degrees. Colder valleys across North Alabama could drop very close to freezing by daybreak tomorrow.

Sunny weather continues tomorrow and Friday with a slow warming trend.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: More dry, pleasant weather. Sunny days, fair nights. Highs 74-78… lows 48-53.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Clear and cool conditions for high school games Friday night; temperatures will fall from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Saturday is a big football day in Birmingham with the Magic City Classic at Legion Field, featuring Alabama State and Alabama A&M. The sky will be sun filled (2:30p CT kickoff); 76 degrees at kickoff, with mid 60s by the final whistle. There is no risk of rain.

Auburn will host South Carolina Saturday evening at Jordan-Hare Stadium (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear, with temperatures falling from the upper 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama is on the road; they take on the Tennessee Volunteers Saturday evening in Knoxville (6:30p CT kickoff). The sky will be clear with a kickoff temperature near 62 degrees, falling into the 50s by the second half.

UAB plays on the road at Arkansas in Fayetteville Saturday (11:00a CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 77 degrees, rising into the low 80s by halftime. No risk of rain.

NEXT WEEK: Still no sign of rain for our state; still looks like it will be sometime in early November before wet weather returns. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

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TROPICAL DEPRESSION NINE: It formed last night over the Bay of Campeche in the far Southwest Gulf of Mexico. The system will move eastward across the Yucatan Peninsula in coming days, and if it survives it will end up in the western Caribbean this weekend. The GFS model wants to turn it northward toward the southern Gulf of Mexico; the 00Z operational run of the GFS shows ultimate landfall north of Tampa on Halloween. This, of course, is voodoo, but we will keep an eye on it in coming days. One way or another it should have no impact on Alabama weather.

If by chance this develops into a tropical storm, the name will be Hanna.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 90 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40.

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Today I will be speaking to the pre-school kids at Altadena Valley Presbyterian Church, and this evening I will be live on ABC 33/40 News from the Atrox haunted house in Leeds at 4, 5, and 6:00. Look for the next discussion here by 4:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!