Coolest Night So Far This Season Ahead

| September 9, 2021 @ 3:21 pm

SEVERE CLEAR: A very dry airmass has dropped into Alabama… with sunshine in full supply temperatures are mostly in the low to mid 80s. Tonight will be clear and cool; we project lows in the 52-62 degree range early tomorrow which will make it the coolest night so far this young fall season (at least in terms of meteorological fall).

The weather won’t change much tomorrow through the weekend with sunny warm days and clear pleasant nights. Highs will be in the mid 80s tomorrow, followed by upper 80s over the weekend. Lows will be well down in the 60s.

NEXT WEEK: The weather stays dry Monday, but we will bring in a chance of scattered showers and thunderstorms Tuesday as moisture levels rise. Then, look for scattered to numerous showers storms daily Wednesday through Friday with a mix of sun and clouds. Highs through the week will be in the 80s… very close to seasonal averages. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Expect perfect weather for the high school games across the state tomorrow night; the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from the upper 70s at kickoff into the upper 60s by the final whistle.

Saturday, Auburn hosts Alabama State at Jordan-Hare Stadium (11a CT kickoff)… look for a sunny sky during the game with temperatures rising from near 84 degrees at kickoff to around 87 by the fourth quarter. Alabama will host Mercer at Bryant-Denny Stadium (3p CT kickoff)… the sky will be sunny with temperatures falling from 88 degrees at kickoff to near 80 degrees by the end of the game.

UAB is on the road; they will take on the Georgia Bulldogs in Athens (2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be sunny; about 85 degrees at kickoff, falling to near 80 by the final whistle. And, Jacksonville State is also on the road Saturday night; they take on Florida State in Tallahassee (7p CT kickoff). A passing shower or storm is possible during the first half, otherwise the sky will be mostly fair with temperatures hovering in the 78-82 degree range during the game.

TROPICS: Tropical Depression Mindy has moved into the Atlantic, off the Georgia coast. It is moving to the east at about 20 mph, and will become post-tropical tomorrow night.

Hurricane Larry, with 90 mph winds, is about 170 miles east/northeast of Bermuda, and will become post tropical in the North Atlantic Saturday.

Elsewhere, the northern portion of a tropical wave is producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms over northeastern Honduras and the western Caribbean Sea. This system is forecast to emerge over the southern Bay of Campeche on Saturday. Environmental conditions are expected to be conducive to support some gradual development of this disturbance before it moves over mainland Mexico early next week.

And, a strong tropical wave is expected to emerge off of the west coast of Africa Saturday. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for development thereafter, and a tropical depression could form late this weekend or early next week as it moves west-northwestward over the far eastern Atlantic near the Cabo Verde Islands.

No systems are threatening the central Gulf Coast through the middle of next week.

ON THIS DATE IN 1965: Hurricane Betsy slammed into New Orleans on the evening of September 9, 1965. 110 mph winds and power failures were reported in New Orleans. The eye of the storm passed to the southwest of New Orleans on a northwesterly track. The northern and western eyewalls covered Southeast Louisiana and the New Orleans area from about 8 PM until 4 AM the next morning. In Thibodaux, winds of 130 mph to 140 mph were reported. The Baton Rouge weather bureau operated under auxiliary power, without telephone communication.

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