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Showers Friday Night, Then A Weekend Cool Down

| October 13, 2021 @ 5:54 am

WARM AFTERNOONS THROUGH FRIDAY: An upper ridge will keep Alabama dry today and tomorrow… expect a partly to mostly sunny sky both days with afternoon highs in the 84-88 degree range. The average high for Birmingham on October 13 is 77.

FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The day Friday will be dry and warm with a high in the 80s, but clouds will move in Friday night ahead of a cold front. Showers are possible as well, mostly between 6:00 p.m. Friday and 8:00 a.m. Saturday. Moisture will be limited, and rain amounts should be generally under a quarter of an inch. Then, during the day Saturday, the sky becomes mostly sunny with a stiff north breeze of 10-20 mph. The day will be much cooler with a high in the 66-70 degree range. Then, with a clear sky and diminishing wind, temperatures will drop into the 42-48 degree range by daybreak Sunday.

The day Sunday will feature sunshine in full supply with a high between 68 and 72 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Dry, pleasant weather continues Monday and Tuesday. New model data suggests we will have some rain Wednesday night into Thursday morning, followed by another surge of cool, dry air later in the day Thursday and Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: While the Atlantic basin remains quiet, over in the eastern Pacific we have Hurricane Pamela moving into the coast of Mexico this morning with winds of 75 mph. While the system will quickly weaken inland later today, moisture will feed up into parts oF Texas and Southeast Oklahoma, where flash flood watches remain in effect.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: We have one college game tomorrow night…

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT SOUTH ALABAMA (6:30p CT kickoff Thursday at Hancock Whitney Stadium): The sky will be fair with temperatures falling from 82 at kickoff, though the 70s during the game.

For the high school games Friday night, the sky will be mostly cloudy with a shower possible at most stadiums; temperatures will be in the 70s. Not expecting any especially heavy rain or any lightning.

For the college games Saturday…

AUBURN AT ARKANSAS (11a CT kickoff in Fayetteville): A beautiful fall day in Arkansas. Sunshine in full supply with temperatures rising from 62 at kickoff into the mid 60s by the second half.

SAMFORD AT WOFFORD: (2:30p CT kickoff in Spartanburg, SC): Expect a partly sunny sky; a shower is possible late in the game. Temperatures will be in the 70s.

JACKSONVILLE STATE AT SAM HOUSTON STATE: (2:00p CT kickoff in Huntsville, Texas): A sunny day with temperatures falling from near 75 at kickoff, into the upper 60s by the final whistle.

TROY AT TEXAS STATE: (2:00p CT kickoff in San Marcos, TX): A cloudless sky; lots of sunshine with temperatures in the 70s.

UAB AT SOUTHERN MISS: (2:30p CT kickoff in Hattiesburg): It will be a fun filled day; the temperature at kickoff will be near 73 degrees, falling into the upper 60s by the fourth quarter.

ALABAMA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE (6:00p CT kickoff in Starkville): Perfect football weather. A clear sky with temperatures falling from near 67 at kickoff, into the 50s by the second half.

ON THIS DATE IN 2006: The October 2006 Buffalo storm was an unusual early-season lake effect snowstorm that hit the Buffalo, New York area, and other surrounding areas of the United States and Canada. Downtown Buffalo reported 15 inches from this event. Depew and Alden record 24 inches, the most from this lake effect storm.

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