Good Friday evening! It was another day full of Fall-Like weather with temperatures ranging in the low to upper 70’s with mostly sunny skies. Tonight temperatures will once again drop down between the mid to low 50’s, with some areas seeing the upper 40’s.
Tomorrow will keep the fall like weather going for Alabama’s Homecoming in Tuscaloosa. Highs in the afternoon will be in the lower 80’s, so it will be warmer, but still very comfortable. Sunday will be similar to Saturday but even warmer with highs warming into the mid 80’s.
Next work week looks to remain dry as temperatures start a warming trend over the coming days. By the middle of next work week highs will be approaching the 90° mark, but skies will continue to remain clear. Late next work week, ridging over Alabama will gradually break down and a few extra clouds make their way into the forecast for Thursday and Friday.
Hurricane Matthew since this morning has continued to strengthen and is now a category 4 hurricane. Now, even more intensification is expected over the next 12 hours so all eyes in the “weather-world” will be watching to see if the system reaches that strength.
Models are still showing a northward shift in the coming hours. During the shift, the system will experience more shear and may weaken. After the shift, models are showing Matthew moving north, to the east of Florida. Models are bringing it very close to east Florida, and the rest of the east coast, so this system is something to stay on top of over the coming days. Even if it does not make a direct U.S impact, Matthew will likely bring numerous showers, storms, and choppy waters for the east coast.
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