September 30, 2011 Leave a comment
A good Friday afternoon to you! Nice weather has now taken over Alabama, as a cold front has pushed into the Gulf of Mexico. A cool north wind will continue through today, tonight and on Saturday. A deep eastern US trough is what’s responsible for bringing the cooler air to the deep south. This front is really strong for this time of the year, in-fact, a mix of rain and snow is expected for parts of the Appalachian Mountains in West Virginia over the weekend. Meanwhile, we’re located on the dry side of the trough, so don’t expect any clouds or rain around here through the weekend and early next week.
Friday night football: If you have plans to the local high school football games, take a coat or long sleeve with you. Temperatures will start off in the upper 60s at the 7pm kickoff and could reach the upper 50s to lower 60s during the final play. A cool north wind will make it feel a little more uncomfortable for the fans, but the players will enjoy this weather.
Temperatures will get downright cold late tonight and each night through Monday night. Look for lower 40s Sunday and Monday morning. I wouldn’t be surprised to see a few spots reaching the upper 30s. This will happen in places like Hamilton and Haleyville, but we will stay just above the light frost criteria.
There is no sign of rain over the next 7 days, as we’ll continue under a dry and comfortable airmass. Highs will gradually warm back into the upper 70s and lower 80s early next week. Temperatures at night will remain fairly cool.
Be sure to scroll down for the latest on Hurricane Ophelia and your football Saturday forecast…
Don’t forget to come out to the West Alabama State Fair this week. The event gets kicked off today and lasts through all of next week. I’ll be there today and on Friday between 6pm and 9pm, and all of next week between 6pm and 9pm. I hope you’ll come out and say hello. The weather is looking great for the event, with lots of sun. Cooler temperatures arrive this weekend, with highs in the lower to middle 70s and lows in the upper 40s. So far, there is no sign of rain through much of next week.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott