Dry And Warm Today/Tomorrow; Showers Return Sunday

| October 1, 2021 @ 5:22 am

WARM OCTOBER WEATHER: With a partly to mostly sunny sky (after dense fog dissipates this morning), we are forecasting a high in the 85-89 degree range across Alabama today; the average high for October 1 at Birmingham is 82. The weather won’t change much tomorrow; we expect a partly sunny sky with a high in the mid 80s. The chance of any one spot getting a shower tomorrow afternoon is only 5-10 percent… most places will stay dry.

Then, on Sunday, moisture levels rise, the air aloft becomes colder, and showers will return to the state. It won’t rain all day, and the sun could peek out at times, but the day will be generally cloudy with a few passing showers. Sunday’s high will be in the 77-80 degree range.

NEXT WEEK: An upper low will set up just west of Alabama, meaning scattered to numerous showers for much of the week with highs in the 70s. The upper low lifts out late in the week, and global models suggest drier air will return to the state a week from today (Friday October 8). See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Powerful Hurricane Sam is packing sustained winds of 150 mph early this morning; it is 430 miles south/southeast of Bermuda. Thankfully it will pass well to the east of Bermuda tonight… from there it becomes post tropical in the North Atlantic next week.

And, in the eastern Atlantic, Tropical Storm Victor has winds of 60 mph. It is expected to remain below hurricane strength as it turns northward into the open Atlantic. It becomes post-tropical next week and is no threat to land.

The Gulf of Mexico is quiet, and will remain quiet through next week.

RACE WEEKEND: The weather will be warm and dry in Talladega today and tomorrow with highs in the 80s. Then, on Sunday, the sky will be mostly cloudy with a few passing showers likely. It won’t rain all day, but a delay is very possible during the YellaWood 500. The high Sunday will be in the upper 70s.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: The sky will be mostly fair for the high school games tonight with temperatures falling through the 70s.

For the college games tomorrow…

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT KENNESAW STATE (2:00p CT kickoff at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, GA): Mostly sunny and warm; kickoff temperature near 86 degrees, falling into the upper 70s by the fourth quarter.

OLE MISS AT ALABAMA (2:30p CT kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium): Partly to mostly sunny and warm; temperatures falling from near 86 at kickoff, to near 80 by the final whistle.

TROY AT SOUTH CAROLINA (2:30p CT kickoff at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia SC): The weather will be warm and dry with a good supply of sunshine. About 88 degrees at kickoff, near 80 by the final whistle.

SAMFORD AT MERCER (5:00p CT kickoff in Macon, GA): A mostly clear sky during the game; temperatures will fall from 86 at kickoff into the upper 70s by the fourth quarter.

LIBERTY AT UAB (6:00p CT kickoff at Protective Stadium): Mostly fair; kickoff temperature near 78 degrees, falling into the low 70s by the end of the game.

AUBURN AT LSU (8:00p CT kickoff at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge): A passing shower or storm is possible during the first half, otherwise mostly fair with temperatures falling from around 80 at kickoff, into the mid-70s by the fourth quarter.

ON THIS DATE IN 1893: On this day, the village of Caminadaville, Louisiana, was destroyed by a massive hurricane. Caminadaville was a vibrant fishing community in the late 19th century, located on Cheniere Caminada, adjacent to Grand Isle in coastal Jefferson Parish in Louisiana. It took five days for the news of this devastating hurricane to reach New Orleans

ON THIS DATE IN 1977: While an F3 tornado traveled less than one-mile through Montfort Heights or the greater Cincinnati area, it destroyed 12 homes and damaged 15 others. There were 17 injuries.

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