Friday Afternoon Discussion Update 4:26 PM

It has been a very cloudy day, with rain increasing in coverage across West Alabama. There has been some severe weather for our neighbors in Mississippi. Tornado warnings have been in place for Copiah and Lincoln counties in south central Mississippi. I’m not expecting severe weather across our area tonight, although a few rumbles of thunder will be possible. We will also have some heavy periods of rain and some neighborhoods may easily pickup over and inch of rain. It has felt rather mild today and we will only drop into the upper 50s for lows tonight.

Our station is located behind the north end zone of Bryant Denny Stadium, where the big Iron Bowl game will be taking place tomorrow. Thousands of fans are already arriving on campus and braving the rain this afternoon. Last year I put together a great package on past Iron Bowl weather. There has certainly been a wide variety of weather conditions for this particular game. From threatening severe weather, to wintry weather, to the famous “Run in the Mud”, this won’t be the first time both Alabama and Auburn fans have braved the elements. A steady rain will be likely for tailgating tomorrow morning and there may be a thunderstorm in the vicinity. By 2:30 we should see a back edge to the steady rain shield approaching Tuscaloosa. The steady rain should taper off to light mist or drizzle, with spotty showers possible through the rest of the day. The good thing is that models are continuing to show a break in the rain by 4:00 p.m. Hopefully, the system will pickup speed allowing for a quicker departure of the steady rain shield.

We will have spotty shower activity tomorrow night and there will also be showers possible on Sunday. Temperatures will be in the cool 50s tomorrow. By tomorrow night our temperatures will fall into the lower 50s. We will have an overcast sky, with a shower or drizzle early on Sunday. An upper air trough will swing into the region bringing a noticeable cool down. A cold northwest wind will be developing late Sunday and temperatures will fall through Sunday night. There will still be the chance for a light shower Sunday night and by Monday morning there could be a brief snow shower or rain shower. Cold air will continue to filter in however with surface temperatures above freezing we’re not expecting any problems. Be sure to join us tonight at 6:00 and 10:00 for the latest details!

Wes Wyatt
WVUA Chief Meteorologist

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