Saturday Afternoon Weather Discussion; Posted at 6:09 p.m.

A good Saturday to you! The weather was perfect for the Alabama football game in Tuscaloosa today, as highs topped out in the middle 70s. If you were up early this morning, it was very chilly. Tuscaloosa started off this first day of November at 35 degrees. The temperatures will quickly cool off now that the sun has set. We will see more chilly weather tonight, but temperatures will only drop to 40 degrees, rather than the middle 30s. There will be a few communities outside of town that reaches the upper 30s tonight. Don’t forget to set your clock back 1 hour before bed, as Daylight Savings Time ends and we go back into Standard Time. This will give us an extra hour of sleep tonight.

A warming trend is on the way through the next few days, as we see mostly sunny skies on Sunday through next Wednesday. Highs will reach the upper 70s by Monday and Tuesday, with overnight lows warming into the lower 50s by Wednesday. As a surface low develops over northern Florida and southern Georgia, we’ll see a few more clouds southeast of Tuscaloosa for Monday, but they will clear out again on Tuesday. With some really dry air around, don’t expect any rainfall out of this.

Rain chances go up on Thursday and Friday, ahead of a dynamic storm system. We will see a breezy wind out of the south, which will bring warm and moist air off the gulf. As a cold front passes into our area Thursday night and early Friday morning, expect a round of showers and thunderstorms to exist on Thursday and early Friday. Skies will being to clear out later on Friday, and we’ll see a return to sunny skies on Saturday. Temperatures will be cooler, as highs only approach the upper 60s on Friday and Saturday. Tune into our live newscast tonight at 10 p.m. for the latest on your weather forecast. Have a great day!

Richard Scott
WVUA-TV’s Weekend Weather Anchor