No Rain Through The Weekend For Alabama

| November 21, 2017 @ 6:24 am

ANOTHER CHILLY START: Some of the colder pockets across Alabama early this morning have hit the freezing mark… temperatures just before daybreak include

Decatur 27
Russellville 28
Haleyville 29
Demopolis 31
Black Creek 31
Tuscaloosa 32
Concord 32

The colder temperatures are generally west of I-65… clouds over East Alabama are keeping temperatures a bit warmer. Today will be another dry day with a partly to mostly sunny sky; the high will be in the 62-65 degree range this afternoon. The average high for Birmingham on November 21 is 63.

Temperatures can be all over the board in November; on this date in 1900 the high was 81, but on November 21, 1937 we dropped to 22 (those are the daily records at Birmingham).

REST OF THANKSGIVING WEEK: It is a very benign weather pattern for Alabama and much of the nation. We project mostly sunny pleasant days and fair cold nights through Friday. Highs mostly in the upper 50s and low 60s, lows generally in the 30s. We will be very close to freezing early Thursday morning.

For travelers, hard to find any really seriously inclement weather; much of the rain will be over the Pacific Northwest over the next seven days. Most of the major airport hubs are looking good.

THE WEEKEND: Not much change. Mostly sunny comfortable days, fair cold nights. The high will be in the mid 60s Saturday, and in the 58-62 degree range Sunday.

IRON BOWL: The biggest football game of the year in our state will be played in Auburn Saturday. The weather looks perfect for the Iron Bowl; a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature near 65 degrees, falling back into the upper 50s by the final whistle. No risk of rain. A remarkably nice day for the game at Jordan-Hare Stadium.

UAB will host UTEP Saturday at Legion Field (12:00 noon CT kickoff)… the sky will be sunny with temperatures rising from near 60 at kickoff, into the low 60s during the second half.

NEXT WEEK: Still looking mostly dry; maybe a few showers at mid-week with a passing cold front, but at this point it sure doesn’t look like a big rain event. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Nine days left in the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, and the Atlantic basin is quiet as a mouse.

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I will be speaking today at Enon Baptist Church in northern Jefferson County… look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 4:00 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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