Showers For East Alabama Today; Dry Tomorrow Through Much Of Next Week

| October 7, 2021 @ 5:43 am

RADAR CHECK: Most of the rain across Alabama early this morning is falling across the southeast part of the state, otherwise the radar is quiet. There is patchy dense fog, and temperatures are mostly in the 60s. Showers will be fewer in number across the state today, and mainly on the eastern side of the state… otherwise with a mix of sun and clouds we project a high around 80 degrees. The average high for Birmingham on October 7 is 79.

TOMORROW THROUGH THE WEEKEND: Dry, warm weather is the story for Alabama as an upper ridge begins to build across the region. Look for mostly sunny days, and fair nights; highs will be in the 83-86 degree range, with lows in the 60s. Cooler spots will see lows in the 50s early Saturday morning.

NEXT WEEK: The upper ridge holds, and for now the week looks warm and dry with highs in the 80s and lows in the 60s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: The Atlantic basin is very quiet. A disturbance off the coast of Georgia in the Atlantic has only a 10-20 percent chance of development over the next five days, otherwise the MDR (Main Development Region) and the Gulf of Mexico is mostly clear.

FLASH FLOOD EMERGENCY: Radar and actual observations suggest 8-12 inches of rain fell last night across parts of Helena, Pelham, and Hoover resulting in severe flooding. Here are some rain totals from that area…

Pelham 12.12″
Lake Wilborn 9.90″
Creekside Drive/Hoover 9.44″
Riverchase 8.91″

At one point last night all roads in Pelham were considered impassable, and creeks and streams in the area will remain well out of their banks today.

Flooding was also severe in Arab (Marshall County), where one death has been reported.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: The sky will be clear for the high school games Friday night with temperatures falling through the 70s.

For the college games Saturday…

GEORGIA AT AUBURN (2:30p CT kickoff at Jordan-Hare Stadium): It will be a sunny, warm afternoon in East Alabama; expect a kickoff temperature near 83 degrees, falling into the upper 70s by the fourth quarter.

FAU AT UAB (2:30p CT kickoff at Protective Stadium in Birmingham): Sunny and warm; 83 degrees at kickoff… about 76 by the final whistle.

SFA AT JACKSONVILLE STATE (3:00p CT kickoff at Burgess-Snow Field): Sunny and warm with 82 degrees at kickoff, mid 70s by the fourth quarter.

SOUTH ALABAMA AT TEXAS STATE (6:00p CT kickoff in San Marcos, Texas): The sky will be clear… temperatures fall from about 88 at kickoff to near 76 by the final whistle.

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT TROY (6:00p CT kickoff at Veterans Memorial Stadium): The sky will be clear with temperatures falling from 80 degrees at kickoff, into the low 70s by the fourth quarter.

ALABAMA AT TEXAS A&M (7:00p CT kickoff at Kyle Field in College Station): Expect a clear sky with temperatures falling from 85 at kickoff, into the mid 70s by the final whistle.

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