Happy Thanksgiving! Thursday AM Forecast Update – 8:30am #alwx @wvua23


Happy Thanksgiving! I’m typing this discussion much earlier than normal, as WVUA has the day off. I wanted to get an update out to you before heading out the door to be with family today. Yesterday’s rain event was not an eventful one for sure. Scattered sprinkles and isolated light showers were experienced in some areas, but the Tuscaloosa and Birmigham airports did not measure rain. Today is day 68 with no rain measured in Tuscaloosa. Sprinkles don’t count… We will surpass 70 days on Saturday, which is incredible and a record streak by far.

After some early morning fog, skies will gradually become sunny today. Highs will reach the low 70s, giving us a mild afternoon. Expect temperatures to drop into the lower 40s on this Thursday night, under a clear sky. Highs will approach 70 on Black Friday, with a good dose of sunshine. Look for chilly temperatures Friday night and Saturday night, with overnight lows in the 30s.

Iron Bowl Saturday in Tuscaloosa will be great for Alabama & Auburn football. Temperatures will start off in the middle 60s at the 2:30pm kickoff, with a sunny sky. Temperatures will fall into the 50s by the end of the game.

Clouds increase on Monday, with a few showers becoming possible late in the day. A very dynamic and well developed storm system will progress eastward on Tuesday, sending a cold front into the state. Models agree with a high rain chance with this system. This looks to be out best rain chance we’ve had in several months. Given models are hinting at some surface based instability, we need to watch carefully for a severe risk out of this system. It’s still early and a lot could change, but keep that in mind as we approach early next week.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Otto is looking well organized, with winds at 70mph. Otto is in the southern Caribbean and is moving west. Otto will not impact the US.

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Richard Scott
WVUA Chief Meteorologist
Twitter: RichardWVUA23
Facebook: WVUA23RichardScott


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