Alagasco Seven Day Forecast
Friday October 31, 2014
Forecaster: James Spann
HERE COMES THE COLD AIR: Look for increasing north winds across North Alabama this afternoon, and clouds will increase over the northern third of the state as the coldest air so far this season begins to move into the state. A few sprinkles could show up this afternoon or tonight, but rain will be very light and spotty, and most places won’t see a drop. Tonight will be windy, cold, and blustery with temperatures falling quickly through the 40s; trick or treaters will need to bundle up.
We will be right at the freezing mark by daybreak tomorrow, and the north wind will push wind chill index values down in the 20s. During the day tomorrow, the sky will be sunny, but conditions will remain windy and cold with a high only around 50 degrees; many communities north of Birmingham won’t get out of the 40s.
Sunday morning should feature widespread frost as the wind goes calm; lows early Sunday will range from 28 to 34 degrees for most places. The sky will stay sunny Sunday with a high not too far from 60 degrees as a warming trend gets underway.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: For tonight’s high school games, it will be windy and sharply colder with temperatures falling through the 40s. North winds will gust to 25 mph at times, making it feel colder. A few sprinkles are possible, especially over Northeast Alabama.
Auburn will be on the road; they play at Ole Miss in Oxford tomorrow evening (kickoff 6p CT). The sky will be clear, temperatures will fall from 48 degrees at kickoff down to near 40 degrees by the fourth quarter. A perfect chilly, crisp night for football.
UAB is also on the road; they play at Florida Atlantic in Boca Raton, FL tomorrow evening (5p CT kickoff). Again, a clear sky is likely with temperatures falling from near 80 at kickoff to the mid 70s by the fourth quarter.
NEXT WEEK: Looks like our next chance of rain comes late Wednesday and Wednesday night; for now it doesn’t look to be a major rain event with amounts generally under 1/2 inch.
GULF COAST WEATHER: Sunny days, clear nights through early next week, but the weekend will be chilly from Panama City over to Gulf Shores. Highs this weekend will be near 60, with lows potentially reaching the upper 40s.