Thursday Afternoon Forecast Discussion – 4:15 PM

A good Thursday afternoon to you! It’s fairly warm this afternoon, with many folks returning into the middle 80s. This will be the last very warm day over the next 5 days, as cooler air takes over. A cold front is diving southeast right now, and should arrive tonight or early tomorrow. The front is coming in rain free, as moisture levels won’t be high enough to produce rain and clouds. Plus, the front is coming through during the coolest part of the day.

Expect a nice northerly breeze to take over early on Friday, as the cold front slips southward through Alabama. Skies will remain clear behind the front as low humidity and cool air takes over. We’ll still reach the middle to upper 70s on Friday, but lower to middle 70s are likely on Saturday and Sunday. The wind will stay up a bit Friday night, so we’re not going to get as cool as we could Friday night. Look for lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s. High pressure builds in on Saturday and Sunday. This will really drop our lows down as calm winds take over. Expect an average low of 44 degrees Sunday and Monday morning, but some of the cooler spots will reach the upper 30s. This will be the coolest air so far this season, in-fact, I consider 40s pretty cold. We’ll have plenty of sun through Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. There is no sign of rain anytime soon. October is usually the driest month out of the year for Alabama. The first day of October is on Saturday, so look for a typical dry start to the month.

Don’t forget to come out to the West Alabama State Fair this week. The event gets kicked off today and lasts through all of next week. I’ll be there today and on Friday between 6pm and 9pm, and all of next week between 6pm and 9pm. I hope you’ll come out and say hello. The weather is looking great for the event, with lots of sun. Cooler temperatures arrive this weekend, with highs in the lower to middle 70s and lows in the upper 40s. So far, there is no sign of rain through much of next week.

Be sure to join me on WVUA-TV news at 4, 5, 6 and 10pm weekdays for the latest on your forecast. Also, look us up on facebook and twitter by searching weather@wvuatv.com. You can like us on facebook by searching our new page WVUA-TV Weather. Also, send us your weather pictures by e-mail to weather@wvuatv.com. Have a great day!

WVUA Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott

rscott@wvuatv.com

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