Warm Through Friday; Weekend Cool-Down Ahead

| October 11, 2021 @ 3:11 pm

WARM OCTOBER AFTERNOONS: Temperatures are mostly in the 80-84 degree range across Alabama this afternoon with a partly sunny sky and a brisk south breeze. There is no rain on radar, but we will mention the chance of a showers over the northwest corner of the state tonight as a cold front slowly approaches.

Then, tomorrow, look for a mix of sun and clouds with a few isolated showers over the northern half of the state ahead of the front, that will stall out and dissipate just to the north of here. The chance of any one spot getting wet tomorrow is only 10-20 percent, and the high will be in the mid 80s.

Dry, warm weather is the story Wednesday and Thursday… the sky will be partly to mostly sunny both days with highs in the 84-87 degree range.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: A sharp cold front will move through Alabama Saturday morning, and bring a major weather change. Ahead of the front, a few showers are possible late Friday afternoon and Friday night. Moisture will be limited, so amounts should be fairly light (generally under a quarter of an inch). Friday will be warm with a high in the low to mid 80s.

Much cooler air will roll into Alabama Saturday, and we will mention a chance of showers in the cooler air mainly during the morning hours. The high Saturday will be between 68 and 72 degrees over North/Central Alabama, and with a clearing sky Saturday night we project a low in the 40s for most places early Sunday morning.

Sunday will be a picture perfect autumn day with sunshine in full supply along with a high in the low 70s.

NEXT WEEK: Global models continue to advertise a quiet, dry week with cool nights and very pleasant days. Highs will be in the 70s, lows in the 50s. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: There are two weak, disorganized tropical waves this afternoon… one near the southern coast of Hispaniola, and the other nearing the Windward Islands. Both are not expected to develop, and the rest of the Atlantic basin 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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