Dry and Sunny Weekend…. Friday Forecast Update — 3:15pm


Good Friday evening to you! The sunshine remains with us through the weekend, and a shift in the wind direction will mean some warmer temperatures this weekend into next week.

Tonight will be a very nice, autumn night. Mostly clear conditions and cool in the mid-upper 40s. The winds will shift through the day on Saturday from out of the north, to out of the southwest. The shift in wind direction will pump warmer air into Alabama, allowing us to warm up to near 80° each afternoon Saturday through Tuesday. Mostly sunny skies will hang out through Monday, before a few more clouds finally make it into Alabama ahead of a cold front.

The cold front is currently expect to bring clouds and rain Wednesday through Friday morning. There is some disagreement as to how much cloud cover we will see, and that could affect how much rain we actually get out of this system. For Wednesday and Thursday, expect some scattered showers and thunderstorms each afternoon and evening. The system will be kicking out Thursday night into Friday morning, and how quickly it does so will determine whether or not we see a shower Friday morning. If we do see any rain on Friday, it will be a quick shot and clearing Friday afternoon and evening, just in time for Halloween and trick or treating. Temperatures for Halloween night will be cool, and the air will be dry and crisp, just what you want for Halloween.

The weather for high school football tonight will be very nice. Around kickoff, the temperatures will be hovering in the low 60s, and by the time the game is finished, things will be nice and cool, in the mid 50s under dry and mostly clear conditions.

The Crimson Tide will kick off against Tennessee Saturday night at 5:30 Central Time under beautiful fall weather. The temperatures should be cool, in the 50s throughout the game with a light breeze and mostly clear skies.

There are some disorganized storms around the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico, and they have been drifting east at a snail’s pace for almost a week now. The National Hurricane Center is not anticipating much development from these storms; but we will continue to monitor the situation as they move east into the Western Caribbean.

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Peter Crank

WVUA Staff Meteorologist

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