Nice Weekend Ahead… Mild Next Week… Thursday Forecast Update – 4:25pm #alwx @wvua23

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Good Thursday afternoon! Our local weather feels much more like fall this afternoon, with temperatures only reaching the 70s, despite lots of sunshine. A deep upper air trough and upper level low over the eastern US is sending the cooler air all the way to the Gulf Coast. Expect a rapid drop in temperatures this evening, with all of central Alabama in the lower 50s after midnight.

Friday will feature another bright sunny day, with a light north breeze. Highs will reach the upper 70s to near 80 on Friday. High School Friday night will include temperatures falling into the 60s during game-time, with a clear sky and calm wind.

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Saturday is homecoming for the University of Alabama. Expect highs to reach the lower 80s Saturday afternoon, with a kickoff temperature in the low 70s at 6pm. Game time temps will fall into the lower 60s by the end of the game.

Monday through Wednesday features mild days, with highs reaching the middle to upper 80s. Skies remain mostly sunny, with no risk of rain.

In the tropics, we have Hurricane Matthew. Winds at sustained at 75mph for the 5pm advisory, with a movement towards the west at 17mph. This could become a major hurricane before impacting Jamaica and east Cuba on Monday and Tuesday of next week. At this time, it is unlikely this system makes it into the Gulf. The east coast may have a direct impact from Matthew next week, but it’s possible the storm turns into the open Atlantic as well. Either way, we’ll watch it and update you as needed.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott


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