November 9, 2007 Leave a comment
Good Afternoon! Clouds have developed over West Alabama today in response to some low level moisture filtering into Mississippi. As a result, this has kept our temperatures on the cool side. Temperatures have been struggling to break out of the 50s however, I am expecting some breaks this afternoon which will lead to milder temperatures. Keep the jackets handy tonight, as temperatures will stay on the chilly side. Lows will be dropping into the 40s.
Partly to mostly sunny weather can be expected for tomorrow and Sunday. I do feel we may have some early morning low clouds again tomorrow giving way to sunshine. Therefore, temperatures will stay quite chilly in the morning hours. Depending on how much sunshine we get, afternoon temperatures could reach the low 70s.
The upper air pattern will become quite complex over the weekend. An upper level disturbance over the southwest will take its time marching across the southern part of the country. This feature will guide clouds in our direction for late Monday and Tuesday. Some showers will be possible Tuesday, along with the chance for a passing thunderstorm. The chance for rain doesn’t look at impressive now as the data continues to flip flop on a solution for early next week.
The disturbance traveling through the southern branch of the jet looks to pass south of us around Thursday of next week. This will bring us another chance of rain around the Friday timeframe of next week. These types of setups can create a cold and steady rain event so hopefully, we will have a better coverage of rain late in the forecast period. Stay tuned as we monitor the developments and we will have a complete update for you tonight at five, six, and ten.
If you’re traveling to Starkville, MS to watch the Tide and MSU, temperatures will be in the upper 50s at Scott field, just before kickoff. The sky will be partly to mostly sunny and by halftime temperatures should be in the 60s. There will be a chilly north breeze early in the game. By the fourth quarter temperatures should be nearing the 70-degree mark.
Chief Meteorologist Wes Wyatt