Warm Afternoons This Weekend

| October 8, 2010 @ 4:23 pm | Reply

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DRY AND WARM WEEKEND: Afternoon highs will be in the upper 80s tomorrow and Sunday; a few communities over West Alabama could touch the 90 degree mark. But, the humidity will remain low and nights pleasant with lows in the 50s. Today is the 11th day in a row with no rain, and the dry spell continues into early next week.

NICE 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: A weak upper trough could squeeze out a shower or two by Wednesday of next week, but rain amounts will be light and spotty, and certainly not beneficial. Slightly cooler air returns by the end of the week with highs back in the 70s.

LONG RANGE: Watch the Weather Xtreme video and you will see the 12Z GFS shows potential for the next decent rain event here around October 21-22, followed by much colder air. This, of course, remains in voodoo land, and that could change.

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