Windy, Cooler Today As Michael Moves Away

| October 11, 2018 @ 5:55 am

COOL CHANGE: As Tropical Storm Michael moves away from Alabama today, we will experience an airmass change. The sky becomes mostly sunny, and temperatures will hold in the 70s with a gusty north wind. Dewpoints will steadily drop as drier air works into the state. Tonight will be clear with diminishing wind, and it will be the coolest night so far this season. Most communities across North/Central Alabama will dip into the 45-49 degree range early tomorrow morning… the last time Birmingham had a low in the 40s was on April 30 when we dropped to 42 degrees.

TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: Look for fantastic fall weather. Sunshine in full force tomorrow with a high in the low 70s… then partly sunny Saturday and Sunday with a slow warming trend. We reach the mid 70s Saturday, followed by a high around 80 Sunday. A few showers could creep into Northwest Alabama Sunday night.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school games tomorrow night, the weather will be clear and cool with temperatures falling from the mid 60s at kickoff into the upper 50s by the final whistle.

Saturday Auburn hosts Tennessee at Jordan-Hare Stadium (11a CT kickoff)… the sky will be mostly sunny with temperatures rising from near 70 at kickoff, into the mid 70s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama will host Missouri Saturday evening (6p CT kickoff) at Bryant-Denny Stadium; expect a clear sky with temperatures falling from 74 at kickoff into the upper 60s by the end of the game.

UAB will travel to Houston to play Rice Saturday (12 Noon CT kickoff)… the sky will be partly sunny with 82 at kickoff, and mid 80s by the second half.

RACE WEEKEND: A great weekend for NASCAR fans coming into Talladega; lots of sunshine each day through Sunday with pleasant temperatures. Look for a high in the low 70s tomorrow, mid 70s Saturday, and upper 70s Sunday. Mornings will be cool with lows in the 40s and 50s.

NEXT WEEK: Showers are possible early in the week Monday and Tuesday, then another shot of cooler air arrives over the latter half of the week with sunny pleasant days and clear cool nights Wednesday through Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

TROPICS: Micheal is a tropical storm this morning; it will move through the Carolinas today before heading out to the North Atlantic. Nadine and Leslie remain out in the far eastern Atlantic and are no threat to land. We do note NHC gives a disturbance in the Caribbean a medium chance of some development over the next five days; it seems to be headed for Central America or Mexico. Nothing for now close to North America.

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