Gameday Saturday…

On what normally occurs on the infamous “3rd Saturday in October” is occuring on the 4th Saturday of October: the Alabama vs. Tennessee football game. The University of Alabama welcomes the Tennessee Volunteers to Bryant-Denny Stadium for a 2:30 PM kickoff on CBS.

The Forecast: Early morning clouds will give way to mostly sunny skies duirng the afternoon for the game. Temperatures will hold in the 50s early, but rise into the mid 60s by kickoff as sunshine returns. A fresh northwest breeze will complement the ideal weather conditions. By the 4th quarter, temperatures will fall into the upper 50s under clear skies. Watch out for some patchy frost late tomorrow night as temperatures fall into the upper 30s. Therefore, plan on grabbing the jacket for the cooler weather as you leave the game. Remember to visit our sports section here at after the game for post game press conferences, player reactions, and much more. Enjoy your weekend, and Roll Tide!

Isaac Williams

Forecast Discussion Update 10/23 3:27 PM

“A lot of bark and no bite!” That is about the best way to sum up the weather over the past 24 hours. Despite an eerie-howling-wind last night, we didn’t receive stormy weather. In fact, only showers made it into West Alabama, with rain totals mainly below a quarter inch…no complaint’s here. Other than the wind, it has turned out to be a very nice Friday, with a mixture of clouds and sunshine. Some clouds will start filtering into the area tonight as colder air settles into West Alabama. Do plan of carrying a jacket to those high school games tonight. Lows will be in the 40s. We will wake up to clouds tomorrow, with some clearing during the afternoon. It is going to feel cooler thanks to a northwest breeze. Highs will be in the middle 60s. Look for similar temperatures for the Alabama and Tennessee football game. Do grab a light jacket or heavy sweater as temperatures will be falling quickly tomorrow evening. Lows tomorrow night will be in the 30s and there may be some patchy frost in low lying areas.

There is not much change in our thinking for next week. Sunday will be a bright day, with clouds moving in on Monday. These clouds will be associated with a decaying front, which may bring a few showers. We will have more dry conditions on Tuesday and Wednesday, with pleasant daytime temperatures. Our next big rainmaker will arrive during the Thursday/Friday timeframe of next week. Long range data projects a strong frontal passage late next week, with rain and thunderstorms. We may have a widespread freeze to deal with next weekend following this particular front. Be sure to join us tonight at five, six, and ten for more weather details!

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Wes Wyatt
Chief Meteorologist