An October Chill

| October 4, 2010 @ 5:59 am | 3 Replies

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Here are some reports across the great state of Alabama at 5:00…

Russellville 36
Valley Head 37
Fayette 38
Concord 38
Cullman 39
Haleyville 39
Scottsboro 39
Birmingham 44

J.B. will run down a full list of morning lows a little later, but no doubt this is the coldest morning so far this fall for the Deep South. Today will feature a cobalt blue sky with maximum sunshine and very low humidity. The high this afternoon should be in the upper 60s for most communities. Tomorrow should be just a cold, followed by a warming trend that begins tomorrow afternoon as we reach the low 70s.

REST OF THE WEEK: The long dry spell continues… keep in mind a fire alert remains in effect for the entire state due to the danger of wildfires in these conditions. The slow warm-up continues, and we should reach the 80 degree mark by Thursday and Friday. Nights will stay pleasantly cool.

WEEKEND PEEK: Dry is the word. Sunny days, clear nights Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low 80s. Should be hard to find a decent cloud in the Alabama sky for the next 7 days.

NEXT RAIN? The 00Z GFS continues to suggest our next possibility of rain comes in the October 13-14 time frame as an upper trough sweeps through with a little Gulf moisture in place. See the Weather Xtreme video for details.

TROPICS: All remains rather quiet across the Atlantic basin. The GFS develops a system over the Northeast Caribbean in about 10 days, but it moves northeast into the Atlantic due to the mean upper trough over the eastern U.S.

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I will be doing a weather program today at Rocky Ridge Elementary School…. look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 3:30 or so this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

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James Spann is one of the most recognized and trusted television meteorologists in the industry. He holds the AMS CCM designation and television seals from the AMS and NWA. He is a past winner of the Broadcast Meteorologist of the Year from both professional organizations.

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