Drier Air Arrives Thursday/Friday

| October 10, 2017 @ 3:25 pm

RADAR CHECK: We have a number of showers and storms on radar this afternoon, mostly over North and West Alabama, ahead of a cold front approaching Memphis…

Away from the showers and storms, we have a mix of sun and clouds with temperatures in the 80s. The average high for October 10 (for Birmingham) is 77.

Showers and storms this evening will die down later tonight.

TOMORROW THROUGH FRIDAY: Drier air begins to creep into the state tomorrow; any showers will be few and far between… otherwise the day will be partly sunny with a high in the mid 80s. Then, humidity values will be noticeably lower Thursday and Friday with cooler nights. We expect lows in the 50s early Friday morning, with potential for upper 40s in cooler pockets. But, understand afternoons will stay warm with highs in the low to mid 80s both days with a sunny sky.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Humidity levels begin to rise, and with a strong upper high overhead afternoons will feel more like summer. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny Saturday and Sunday with highs in the mid 80s.

RACE WEEKEND AT TALLADEGA: Looks like the weather will be dry at the Superspeedway Thursday through Sunday with warm afternoons and pleasant nights. Highs each day will be in the 80s. Humidity levels will be fair low Thursday and Friday, but they will be rising over the weekend.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: A clear sky for the high school football games Friday night; temperatures will fall from near 80 at kickoff through the 70s during the games.

Alabama will host the Arkansas Razorbacks Saturday evening (6:15p CT kickoff) at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa… the sky will be mostly fair. About 82 degrees at kickoff, falling to near 75 by the final whistle.

Auburn travels to Baton Rouge to take on LSU Saturday afternoon (2:30p CT kickoff)… the game will be played under a sunny sky; the temperature will be close to 88 degrees at kickoff, falling back into the low 80s by the fourth quarter.

UAB will host Middle Tennessee at Legion Field in Birmingham Saturday evening (5:30p CT kickoff)… expect a clear sky with temperatures falling from near 83 at kickoff, into the 70s by the second half.

NEXT WEEK: Another cold front pushes through Monday with potential for a few showers and cooler air. Beyond Monday the weather looks mostly dry with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Tropical Storm Ophelia in the Atlantic is expected to become a hurricane within the next 24 hours, but it is no threat to land. The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

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