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Dry Through The Weekend; Temps Stay Below Average

| November 16, 2022 @ 5:59 am

COOL DAYS; COLD NIGHTS: With a mix of sun and clouds today, we project a high in the 51-55 degree range this afternoon, about ten degrees below average for mid-November in Alabama. Tonight will be clear and cold with temperatures dropping into the upper 20s early tomorrow morning.

Dry weather continues through the weekend with sunny cool days and clear cold nights. The high tomorrow will be close to 50, followed by low to mid 50s Friday through Sunday. Lows will stay below freezing with most places somewhere between 25 and 32 degrees each morning.

NEXT WEEK: Dry weather continues Monday through Wednesday with afternoon temperatures reaching the low 60s by mid-week. The next chance of rain will come late in the week; global models now suggest a good chance of rain and possible thunderstorms by Friday, with most of Thanksgiving Day being dry. Too early to know much rain to expect, or if there will be a risk of strong storms. See the daily Weather Briefing video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: All remains quiet across the Atlantic basin, and tropical storm formation is not expected through the weekend. Hurricane season ends in two weeks, at the end of the month.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Expect clear and cold conditions for the high school playoff games Friday night with temperatures in the 40s.

Saturday, Alabama will host Austin Peay at Bryant-Denny Stadium (11:00a CT kickoff)… the sky will be sunny with temperatures rising from near 49 degrees at kickoff into the mid 50s by the final whistle.

Auburn will host Western Kentucky at Jordan-Hare Stadium (3:00p CT kickoff)… it will be a sunny day; about 55 degrees at kickoff, falling into the upper 40s by the four quarter.

Saturday night, UAB travels to Baton Rouge to take on LSU (8:00p CT kickoff)… expect a cloudy sky with temperatures hovering around 50 degrees during the game. A few showers are possible during the day, but they should be over by game time.

ON THIS DATE IN 2006: An early morning F3 tornado killed eight people, injured 20 others and left 100 people homeless in Riegelwood, North Carolina. This storm was the second deadliest tornado in the state in the past 50 years.

ON THIS DATE IN 2011: An EF-1 tornado moved through parts of Macon and Lee counties in East Alabama. It caused extensive tree damage which resulted in damage to dozens of homes and mobile homes on the western side of Auburn. Several residences were totally destroyed. The tornado crossed the southern edge of Auburn University’s Campus and caused damage to homes and the baseball facilities at Auburn High School.

BEACH FORECAST: Click here to see the AlabamaWx Beach Forecast Center page.

Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 3:00 this afternoon… enjoy the day!

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