Cold Front Arrives Late Tomorrow Night; Much Cooler Air For Saturday

| October 14, 2021 @ 5:39 am

STILL WARM THROUGH TOMORROW: An upper ridge over Alabama will keep us warm and dry today and tomorrow; afternoon highs will remain in the 84-87 degree range, almost ten degrees above average for mid-October. The average high for October 14 at Birmingham is 77.

The long awaited cold front will move into the northwest corner of the state late tomorrow night, and a narrow band of showers will accompany the frontal passage. The main window for showers will come from about 9:00 p.m. tomorrow through 4:00 a.m. Saturday; rain amounts will be under a quarter of an inch with only limited moisture available and limited dynamic support.

COOL CHANGE: Saturday will be a mostly sunny and much cooler day with a fresh north breeze of 10-20 mph. The high will be in the 67-70 degree range, almost ten degrees below average. Then, with a clear sky and diminishing wind, we project a low early Sunday morning between 42 and 47 degrees. It is very possible some of the colder spots could reach the upper 30s for the first time this season.

Sunday will be a picture perfect autumn day with a cobalt blue sky and low humidity. Sunday’s high will be very close to 70 degrees.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather continues for the first half of the week with highs in the 70s; we will likely have a risk of rain by Thursday or Thursday night, followed by another shot of cooler air. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: There is a weak disturbance east of the Bahamas this morning that is drifting westward… it is not expected to develop. The rest of the Atlantic basin, including the Gulf of Mexico, remains very quiet.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: We have one college game tonight…

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT SOUTH ALABAMA (6:30 CT kickoff tonight at Hancock Whitney Stadium): The sky will be fair with temperatures falling from 80 at kickoff, through the 70s during the game.

For the high school games tomorrow night, it now looks like most stadiums will be dry… the best chance of showers will come after 10:00 p.m. The sky will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s.

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.

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