Alagasco Seven Day Forecast
Tuesday October 21, 2014
Forecaster: James Spann
FABULOUS FALL WEATHER: Not much change in our weather through mid-week as the dry pattern continues. A fresh surge of cooler and dry air arrives tomorrow; we project mostly sunny pleasant days and fair cool nights through Friday with just a few passing high cirrus clouds from time to time. There is no risk of rain.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Dry air stays in place, and the weather looks fantastic. Mostly sunny days, fair nights. Highs in the 70-75 degree range; lows 45 to 50 degrees. You could not ask for better weather for the Magic City Classic or anything else you want to do outside Saturday and Sunday.
And, in the longer range, still no evidence of any significant chance of rain here through the end of October. Our next shower/thunderstorm event comes sometime in November.
TROPICS: A disturbance over the Bay of Campeche has a chance of getting better organized in coming days; seems like this will move eastward over the Yucatan Peninsula and into the Caribbean late this week, followed by a northward turn toward Cuba and the southern tip of Florida. This should not impact Alabama in any way; see the Weather Xtreme video for the maps and graphics.
GULF COAST WEATHER: Sunny days, clear nights through the weekend from Panama City west to Gulf Shores. Highs 77-81; lows mostly in the 60s. Sea water temperatures are generally in the low 70s.
RAIN UPDATE: Birmingham’s rain total for the year is 37.80″; the deficiency is 5.38″. Other totals since January 1 include 38.36″ at Tuscaloosa, and 37.43″ at Anniston.