Happy Halloween! Our forecast will include some chilly conditions tonight for all outdoor activities. Be sure to scroll down for the Trick-or-Treat forecast. If you are heading out tonight, you may need a thick jacket. With dry air in place, we’ll continue to have these large temperatures swings between the lows and highs.
An area of high pressure has settled right over central Alabama this afternoon. Sinking air associated with high pressure is giving us bright sunny skies. After many of us reached the lower 70s, we’ll fall into the middle 30s tonight. I wouldn’t be surprised if some spots reach freezing. A light frost will occur again across much of central Alabama tonight. Tuesday and Wednesday will continue to feature sunny skies and nice conditions; cold at night and warm during the day. Highs will remain near 70 degrees through Thursday. A weakening storm system will move into the area on Thursday. Showers and a few thunderstorms will develop ahead of a cold front. The best coverage of rain on Thursday will happen north of Tuscaloosa on Thursday. It will get a little cooler behind the front on Friday, with middle 60s for highs, but a quick warm-up will happen in time for the weekend.
Big weekend ahead for football fans! Saturday and Sunday’s forecast is very important for a lot of people because of so many outdoor activities happening this weekend. Sports experts are calling Saturday the game of the century, when Alabama plays LSU in Tuscaloosa. We’ll have lots of sun both days, as we’ll be under the influence of high pressure. Cool nights and warm days can be expected. We may reach 75 degrees on Saturday, with a sunny sky. Temperatures will start at 40 degrees around sunrise, and then warm to 68 by lunch and 75 by 3pm. Kickoff in Bryant Denny Stadium is at 7pm. We’ll likely experience temperatures in upper 60s at kickoff, with lower 60s at the end of the game under a clear sky. At this point, there is no risk of rain.
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WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott