Warm Afternoons Continue; Much Cooler This Weekend

| October 11, 2021 @ 5:51 am

HIGHS REMAIN IN THE 80s: An upper ridge will keep Alabama warm and mostly dry this week. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny today with a high in the 82-85 degree range; the average high for Birmingham on October 11 is 78. We will mention a chance of showers late tonight over the northwest corner of the state as a weakening front approaches, but rain amounts will be light and spotty.

REST OF THE WEEK: Tomorrow will be another warm day with a mix of sun and clouds; a few isolated showers are possible during the day south of the front, which will stall out north of here and dissipate. Chance of any one spot seeing a shower tomorrow is only 10-20 percent, and the high will be in the mid 80s.

The weather will be dry Wednesday and Thursday… the sky will be mostly sunny both days with highs in the mid 80s. The day Friday will be warm and dry, but a cold front will bring a chance of showers to the state late Friday night, generally after midnight.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday will be noticeably cooler as the front passes through the state, and some light rain is likely at times, especially during the morning hours. The high will drop into the 69-72 degree range with a fresh north breeze. Then, Sunday will be a cool and dry day with sunshine in full supply. Many North/Central Alabama communities will dip into the 40s early Sunday morning, followed by a high in the low 70s. It will be a picture perfect autumn day.

NEXT WEEK: The week looks generally cool and dry with highs in the 70s and lows in the 50s… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: A non-tropical low off the coast of North Carolina continues to produce some disorganized showers and thunderstorms. Although this system is not expected to become a tropical or subtropical cyclone, locally heavy rainfall and gusty winds are still possible over portions of the North Carolina Outer Banks today.

There are two disorganized tropical waves this morning, one over the eastern Caribbean, and one in the central Atlantic. Both have only a low chance of development; the rest of the Atlantic basin, including the Gulf of Mexico, is very quiet.

RAIN UPDATE: Here are rain totals so far this year, and the departure from average..

Mobile 73.86″ (+19.39″)
Birmingham 61.74″ (+16.48″)
Tuscaloosa 60.85″ (+19.41″)
Huntsville 56.92″ (+15.17″)
Dothan 54.92″ (+11.58″)
Muscle Shoals 53.33″ (+11.09″)
Montgomery 47.91″ (+7.46″)
Anniston 40.21″ (-0.54″)

ON THIS DATE IN 1906: Games 1 and 2 of all Chicago World Series were played amid snow flurries. Snow would not happen again in a World Series until 1997. The high temperature for game 3 played on this day was 43 degrees.

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