Wet Start To Our Weekend

| September 19, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

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THIS AFTERNOON: Another quiet day across Alabama; nothing on the radar across the northern two-thirds of the state, and temperatures are generally in the 80s.

We will stay dry tomorrow with a mix of sun and clouds along with a high in the mid to upper 80s.

WET BEGINNING TO THE WEEKEND: Rain will move into Alabama during the pre-dawn hours Saturday morning, ahead of a cold front. We are getting better agreement in model data this afternoon; it now looks like the window for rain across North/Central Alabama will come from 3:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Saturday. During this twelve hour period, rain amounts of around one inch can be expected along with some thunder (but no severe weather is expected).

The GFS/RPM are in good agreement with the rain ending from west to east during the afternoon. Some West Alabama communities could very well see some sunshine by late afternoon as dry air works into the state from the northwest.

Sunday promises to be a beautiful day, with a sunny sky. We begin the day with a cool, crisp morning… lows down in the 50s. The high Sunday will be at or just over 80 degrees with low humidity.

NEXT WEEK: The weather looks dry for at least the first half of the week, with sunny warm days and clear pleasant nights Monday through Wednesday. Highs will be in the 80s.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: The weather should be dry for high school games tonight and tomorrow night with temperatures falling through the 70s.

ALABAMA: The news is much better for the Alabama and Auburn game sites. For Alabama’s game against Colorado State in Tuscaloosa at Bryant-Denny Stadium (6:00p CT kickoff), we will drop the mention of rain and forecast a clearing sky. The kickoff temperature will be near 77 degrees, falling into the 60s by the final whistle. But, for tailgaters, understand a soaking rain is likely in Tuscaloosa during the morning hours. The rain should end there by 3:00 p.m.

AUBURN: A very similar story for Auburn’s game against LSU Saturday evening in Baton Rouge (6:45p CT kickoff). The sky will clear during the game; temperatures will fall from near 80 at kickoff, into the low 70s by the fourth quarter. Like Tuscaloosa, rain is likely during the day, prior to the game, in Baton Rouge with some thunder possible.

UAB: The Blazers will host Northwestern State at Legion Field Saturday afternoon (kickoff 2:00p CT). Rain is very possible, if not likely around kickoff, but the rain should end during the first half, and the sky should begin to clear during the second half of the game. About 76 degrees at kickoff; low 70s by the final whistle.

TROPICS: The disturbance in the Bay of Campeche is still very disorganized. If this develops into a tropical storm, most models now take the system into Mexico within 3 to 4 days. The rest of the Atlantic basin is relatively quiet; Tropical Depression Humberto is dissipating over the middle of the Atlantic.

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