WARM AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly in the 82-86 degree range across Alabama again today with a good supply of sunshine. Nothing on radar, and the sky will stay mostly clear tonight with a low in the 60s.
TOMORROW AND THE WEEKEND: The day tomorrow will be warm and dry with highs in the mid 80s, but a cold front will blow through the state late tomorrow night. A narrow band of showers will accompany the front; the best chance of rain will come from about 10:00 p.m. tomorrow through 4:00 a.m. Saturday. Moisture will be limited, and dynamic support not especially strong… so rain amounts should be under a tenth of an inch for most places.
Then, during the day Saturday, much cooler air rolls into the state with a brisk north wind of 10-20 mph. The sky will be mostly sunny with a high between 66 and 70 degrees. Then, temperatures drop into the 41-47 degree range by daybreak Sunday with a clear sky and diminishing wind. It will be the coolest night so far this season. Then, on Sunday, look for sunshine in full supply with a high around 70 degrees.
NEXT WEEK: The weather looks dry Monday through Thursday with pleasant days and cool nights; highs will be in the 70s. A disturbance will likely bring rain back into the state toward the end of the week, Thursday night and Friday. See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
TROPICS: A disturbance well east of the Bahamas is drifting to the east, and it not expected to develop. The rest of the Atlantic basin, including the Gulf of Mexico, is very quiet this afternoon.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: We have one college game tonight…
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT SOUTH ALABAMA (6:30 CT kickoff tonight at Hancock Whitney Stadium): The sky will be fair with temperatures falling from 80 at kickoff, through the 70s during the game.
For the high school games tomorrow night, it now looks like most stadiums will be dry… the best chance of showers will come after 10:00 p.m. The sky will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s.
For the college games Saturday…
AUBURN AT ARKANSAS (11a CT kickoff in Fayetteville): A beautiful fall day in Arkansas. Sunshine in full supply with temperatures rising from 62 at kickoff into the mid 60s by the second half.
SAMFORD AT WOFFORD: (2:30p CT kickoff in Spartanburg, SC): Expect a partly sunny sky; a shower is possible late in the game. Temperatures will be in the 70s.
JACKSONVILLE STATE AT SAM HOUSTON STATE: (2:00p CT kickoff in Huntsville, Texas): A sunny day with temperatures falling from near 75 at kickoff, into the upper 60s by the final whistle.
TROY AT TEXAS STATE: (2:00p CT kickoff in San Marcos, TX): A cloudless sky; lots of sunshine with temperatures in the 70s.
UAB AT SOUTHERN MISS: (2:30p CT kickoff in Hattiesburg): It will be a fun filled day; the temperature at kickoff will be near 73 degrees, falling into the upper 60s by the fourth quarter.
ALABAMA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE (6:00p CT kickoff in Starkville): Perfect football weather. A clear sky with temperatures falling from near 67 at kickoff, into the 50s by the second half.
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