Warm Friday, Cold Weekend Ahead! Thursday Forecast Update – 4:45pm
October 25, 2012 Leave a comment
Good Thursday afternoon to you! Be sure to scroll down to the Northeast Weather Disaster post below this one for lots of information on Sandy and it’s attack on the northeast. Here’s a link to that post…
Our local weather is great right now, with a partly cloudy and mild day. We’ll enjoy one more nice and mild day before it gets much colder and stays cold for a while. As of 4pm this afternoon, the cold front is located over northwest Arkansas and is pushing southeast. Ahead of the front, temperatures are in the 80s in Little Rock, while Fayetteville, Arkansas is in the middle 40s. There is no stopping the cold air, as it gets pulled southward behind a strong cold front.
This evening will feature pleasant conditions, with temperatures in the lower 70s at 7pm and lower 60s at 10pm. While temperatures get a bit cooler late tonight, it won’t be near as cold as it’s about to get. Skies will remain partly cloudy through tonight, but conditions will remain dry through Friday. Look for a quick warm-up during the day on Friday, with temperatures in the lower 80s. Skies will remain partly cloudy through the day. The cold front should arrive sometime Friday night, but the risk of rain along the front is very low. Many spots won’t get a drop of rain Friday night or early Saturday morning, but one or two spots may get a quick sprinkle or shower.
There are lots of events happening in the area Friday night, with homecoming on UA Campus. The Pep-rally is Friday night. Conditions should be pretty nice Friday evening for that event and the local high school football games. The risk of a passing shower is at 10%.
The homecoming parade in Tuscaloosa on Saturday will feature chilly and windy conditions. Temperatures will struggle to reach the lower 60s for highs, with temperatures falling into the 50s just after 5pm. Skies are expected to remain partly sunny, but conditions will be dry at that point. The Alabama/MSU game happening at Bryant-Denny Stadium will feature a cold and windy game. Temperatures will fall into the lower 50s at the 7:30pm kickoff, with upper 40s after halftime. Winds will gust to 25mph during the game, forcing wind chill values into the 30s.
Sunday and Monday will bring more sunshine, but temperatures will remain chilly on Sunday and Monday. Highs will struggle to reach the lower 60s; in-fact, upper 50s are possible for highs in areas north of I-20. We can expect mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies through Wednesday of next week. With the cold north flow on the west side of Sandy, conditions will remain cool through the middle of next week. Winds will go calm Sunday night and Monday night, so we can expect temperatures to dip into the lower or middle 30s across west and central Alabama. Frost is likely Tuesday night.
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