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COLD AGAIN TONIGHT: With a clear sky and light wind, temperatures will fall quickly across Alabama tonight, and colder places will wind up at or below freezing again early tomorrow. Most communities will see a low in the mid 30s.
Clouds invade Alabama tomorrow ahead of a strong short wave, but the low levels stay dry and the chance of any rain reaching the ground is so small we won’t mention any chance of wet weather. The weather stays cool with a high in the mid 50s, about ten degrees below average for mid-November in Alabama.
THURSDAY: As low pressure forms off the South Atlantic Coast, there is some evidence the sky could remain generally cloudy, which would keep temperatures in the 50s again. The dry low level air still means no rain for most of the state.
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY: These days should feature cool fall weather, with partly to mostly sunny days and fair nights. Highs will be in the 60 to 64 degree range, and early morning lows mostly in the 40s, although the colder spots should reach the 30s most mornings. Dry air means no chance of rain.
THANKSGIVING WEEK: See the Weather Xtreme video for the graphics and details, but generally speaking, at least for now, the week looks pretty calm around here. We might need to mention some risk of a shower Tuesday through Thursday, but moisture is pretty shallow, and dynamics are weak, so rain amounts, if any, shouldn’t be too heavy, and there is no threat of severe weather.
The negative NAO (North Atlantic Oscillation) does tend to favor some cold air flooding down into the eastern U.S. a time or two over the latter half of the month.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: Looks great for the high school playoff games Friday night; the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from near 55 at kickoff into the 40s by halftime.
Alabama will host Western Carolina Saturday morning at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa (11:21 a.m. kickoff)… the sky will be mostly sunny, with temperatures rising from near 60 at kickoff to 64 at the final snap. Auburn hosts Alabama A&M at 1:00 Saturday afternoon… there will be a good supply of sunshine during the game; the kickoff temperature will be near 63 degrees, falling into the 50s by the fourth quarter as the sun goes low on the horizon.
Very similar weather for the UAB/Memphis game Saturday afternoon at Legion Field (1:00 kickoff); lots of sunshine with a kickoff temperature near 64 degrees, but falling into the 50s late in the game as darkness nears.
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