November 2, 2007 Leave a comment
The weekend is upon us and with all that’s happening in West Alabama, the weather will cooperate nicely. First off, tonight you can expect a chill as lows will be dropping into the 40s. It won’t take long after sunset for a quick drop in temperatures so you will need to grab the jacket before heading out to the high school game.
Tomorrow we will have abundant sunshine thanks to high pressure centered back over Arkansas. This will bring us a pleasant north to northwesterly breeze, with highs near 72-degrees. If you’re going to the big LSU Alabama game, you can expect low 70s for the 1st quarter, of-course it will feel much warmer in the direct sunshine, and by the end of the game the temperatures will be in the 60s. The sky will be mostly clear.
The daytime temperatures will be warmer for Sunday and Monday, with highs near the 78-degree mark. We will continue to see a good amount of sunshine; however, some clouds will start filtering in due to the approach of a cold front on Tuesday. By Tuesday night the next cold front will move through and it will become breezing with a chance for a stray shower north of Tuscaloosa. I really don’t see this being a big rain maker as the system is moisture starved. Temperatures will drop off into the 30s by Wednesday morning and Wednesday night as winds calm, I still feel like we could see temperatures near freezing over parts of the area. There will be a good chance for frost development by Thursday morning.
Noel continues to churn northeast paralleling the U.S. East Coast. This system is still a hurricane with 80 mph winds and over time Noel will become more extra-tropical with time. That should start happening this weekend, as it reaches the colder higher latitudes. Waves generated from Noel will pound the east coast and long range track guidance has the system moving into Canada with hurricane force winds early Sunday.
Don’t forget that Daylight Saving Time ends this weekend! Get ready to fall back and gain an extra hour on Sunday.
Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt