Long Stretch Of Dry Weather Ahead

| September 22, 2021 @ 3:05 pm

COOL AIR ROLLING INTO THE STATE: The cold front that passed through early this morning is bringing a nice shot of cool, dry air into Alabama this afternoon. Temperatures are only in the 68-73 degree range with fresh north breeze; the sky is partly sunny. Tonight will be clear and cool with a low in the 45-55 degree range. FYI… the last time Birmingham experience a low below 50 degrees was May 14 when the low was 49.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Look for delightful autumn weather with sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights. The high tomorrow will be in the mid 70s, followed by upper 70s Friday, and low 80s over the weekend. Many North/Central Alabama communities will be in the 40s early tomorrow morning… lows over the weekend will be mostly in the 50s.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather continues with sunny days; highs will be in the 81-85 degree range with lows mostly in the low 60s. For now we see no major change of rain around here for the next seven to ten days. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Rose and Peter are tropical depressions that will dissipate soon. The remnants of Odette are in the North Atlantic; some chance it becomes organized again, but it will remain far from land. And, Invest 98L in the central Atlantic is expected to become a tropical depression or storm soon, but it will turn north before reaching the Leeward Islands and is no threat to the U.S.

The Gulf of Mexico is quiet, and will stay quiet through the weekend and next week.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Perfect weather for the high school games across Alabama tomorrow and Friday; clear and cool with temperatures falling through the 60s.

Here are the forecasts for the college games Saturday:

GEORGIA STATE AT AUBURN (3p CT kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium): A clear sky with temperatures falling from near 80 degrees at kickoff into the low 70s by the final whistle.

SOUTHERN MISS AT ALABAMA (6:30p CT kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium): Clear and very pleasant. Kickoff temperature near 78 degrees, falling into the upper 60s by the fourth quarter.

UAB AT TULANE (7p CT kickoff at Yulman Stadium in New Orleans): A clear sky with temperatures falling from 77 degrees at kickoff to near 70 by the final whistle.

UT-MARTIN AT JACKSONVILLE STATE (3p CT kickoff at Burgess-Snow Field): A beautiful day; the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from 79 degrees at kickoff to near 70 by the end of the game.

TROY AT LA-MONROE (7p CT kickoff at Monroe, LA): The sky will be clear with temperatures falling from near 80 at kickoff, into the upper 60s by the final whistle.

ON THIS DATE IN 2006: Six tornadoes touched down across North Alabama… three of them were in Blount County, others were in Marshall and Colbert counties. An EF-2 in Blount County at Oneonta brought down numerous trees and power lines. Oneonta High School suffered significant damage to its football field press box, and two concession stands were destroyed. The high school structure also sustained roof damage. The Blount County Courthouse sustained roof damage and many flagpoles were broken. Several homes and outbuildings received major damage, and a local gas station had its canopy blown off. Three people were injured, one seriously.

This was part of an outbreak of 48 tornadoes across the Central U.S.; this was one of the most widespread non-tropical September outbreaks in United States history, yet no tornado-related deaths occurred.

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