Click here to get Disney On Ice tickets | October 19-22 at Legacy Arena

Dusty Days Continue

| October 8, 2010 @ 6:01 am | 5 Replies

An all new edition of the ABC 33/40 Weather Xtreme video is available in the player below. You can subscribe to the Weather Xtreme video on iTunes by clicking here.

NO RAIN: Today will be the 11th day in a row with no rain for Alabama, and we really don’t see much hope for a widespread rain event for the next 10 days. Warm afternoons will be the story this weekend, with highs in the 85 to 88 degree range for most places through Sunday. But, it won’t be like the 80s we experience in May and June thanks to low humidity and pleasant nights, with lows mostly in the 50s. The sky will be sunny each day through Sunday.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school games tonight, the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from the upper 70s at kickoff into the mid 60s by the fourth quarter. Absolutely no chance of rain.

Tomorrow, Alabama travels to Columbia, SC to take on the South Carolina Gamecocks (2:30 p.m. CDT kickoff). The sky will be sunny with a kickoff temperature near 84 degrees, then falling into the 70s by the final whistle. Auburn is also on the road; they will play Kentucky in Lexington at 6:30 p.m. CDT… the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from near 80 at kickoff, into the 60s by the final whistle. And, Jacksonville State travels to Martin, Tennessee to take on UT-Martin at 1:00 CDT… lots of sunshine during the game with temperatures in the low 80s at kickoff.

NEXT WEEK: Some dynamic lift will impact Alabama during the middle of next week, but the lack of moisture will prevent any significant rain from developing. We might see an isolated shower in spots Tuesday or Wednesday, but it won’t be beneficial as the long dry spell rolls along. Cooler air returns late next week.

VOODOO LAND: The GFS still shows a strong cold front with some rain potential around October 21-22, followed by much colder air. See the Weather Xtreme video for details.

TROPICS: Otto should become a hurricane later today as it moves over the open Atlantic well east of the Bahamas… it will continue moving east/northeast and is no threat to land. A disturbance over the western Caribbean remains disorganized, and the rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet.

WEATHER BRAINS: Don’t forget you can listen to our weekly 30 minute netcast anytime on the web, or on iTunes. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including our meteorologists here at ABC 33/40. You can even listen here on the blog; look for the player on the top left.

FOLLOW ALONG: Here are our weather team Twitter accounts….

James Spann Jason Simpson Ashley Brand
J. B. Elliott Bill Murray Brian Peters
Dr. Tim Coleman WeatherBrains Podcast E-Warn (AL wx watches/warnings)

Look for the next Weather Xtreme video here by 3:30 this afternoon. Enjoy the day!

Category: Uncategorized

About the Author ()

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.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.