No Rain Through Next Week; Warming Trend Ahead

| September 24, 2021 @ 6:01 am

ANOTHER CHILLY MORNING: Here are some temperatures across Alabama early this morning just before sunrise…

Black Creek 42
Cullman 46
Fort Payne 46
Heflin 46
Haleyville 47
Oxford 47
Hueytown 47
Talladega 48
Pell City 48
Gadsden 48
Anniston 49
Huntsville 49
Eufaula 51
Muscle Shoals 52
Birmingham 52
Tuscaloosa 52
Troy 52
Montgomery 55
Dothan 54
Mobile 54

LONG DRY SPELL AHEAD: Today will be another picture perfect autumn day for Alabama with ample sunshine along with a high between 75 and 79 degrees. Dry air will continue to cover the state over the weekend and next week, and for now we see no chance of rain for at least the next seven days. Lots sunshine each day, clear at night… look for highs in the low 80s over the weekend, followed by mid 80s for much of next week. Lows over the weekend will be in the 50s, then in the low 60s next week.

Longer range guidance shows no rain for the state into early October… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: In the central Atlantic Sam is now a hurricane with winds of 75 mph. It is expected to become a major hurricane over the weekend… thankfully it will gain latitude and is expected to recurve into the open Atlantic well east of the U.S. The Gulf of Mexico is quiet, and will remain quiet next week.

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

Here are the forecasts for the college games tomorrow:

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 1939: The only tropical storm on record to make landfall in California in the twentieth century arrived. Known as the 1939 Long Beach tropical storm, and El Cordonazo, it was responsible September rain records in Los Angeles with 5.66 inches and 11.6 inches at Mt. Wilson. A total of 45 people died from sinking boats, and harbors were damaged. Total damage was estimated at $2 million. Californians were unprepared and were alerted to their vulnerability to tropical storms.

ON THIS DATE IN 2005: Major Hurricane Rita came ashore near the Texas/Louisiana border. In the midst of the very active 2005 hurricane season, Rita caused considerable panic as it approached the coast, with scenes of destruction from Hurricane Katrina still playing on TV news programs. It left behind a swath of flooding, destruction, and death. A total of 4,526 single-family dwellings were destroyed in Orange and Jefferson counties located in Southeast Texas. Texas reported the most deaths from the hurricane, where 113 deaths were reported, 107 of which were associated with the evacuation of the Houston metropolitan area.

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