Dry Thanksgiving Day Ahead; Rain Friday Night

| November 21, 2018 @ 4:39 pm

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DRY THROUGH TOMORROW: The sky will remain clear across Alabama tonight; we drop into the 30-36 degree range for most communities early tomorrow, but some of the colder spots could reach the upper 20s again. Then, Thanksgiving Day tomorrow looks very nice with ample sunshine and a high in the low 60s.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Clouds will thicken during the day Friday, and rain will move through the state Friday night. Still looks like the main window for rain comes from 7:00 p.m. Friday through 7:00 a.m. Saturday; rain amounts of around 1/2″ are expected. Thunder is not likely, and there is no risk of severe thunderstorms.

Most of the day Saturday will be dry and pleasant; the sky becomes partly sunny by afternoon with a high in the mid to upper 60s. But clouds will increase again Sunday, and a few showers are possible late Sunday afternoon through the evening hours. This is a pretty vigorous system, but with very limited moisture and instability we don’t expect too much rain, and there is no risk of severe storms. The high Sunday will be in the 65-70 degree range.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school playoff games Friday night, rain is possible with temperatures in the 50s. There is chance the rain arrives after the games are over across East Alabama, rain is most likely for games on the western side of the state.

For the Iron Bowl Saturday in Tuscaloosa (Auburn at Alabama… 2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be mostly cloudy, but the weather looks dry. Temperatures will be in the upper 60s at kickoff, falling into the low 60s by the final whistle. A very comfortable Saturday afternoon for late November.

UAB plays at Middle Tennessee State Saturday (2:00p CT kickoff in Murfreesboro)… the sky will be mostly cloudy, but no rain is expected. Temperatures will be in the mid 60s at kickoff, falling into the upper 50s by the second half.

Jacksonville State hosts East Tennessee State Saturday evening at Burgess-Snow Field (6:30p CT kickoff); the sky will be mostly fair with temperatures falling from the upper 50s at kickoff into the mid 50s by the fourth quarter.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be breezy and colder with gradual clearing, followed by dry and very cool weather Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain and storms are possible late in the week.

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