What a windy day!!! The remnants of Tropical Storm Nicole resulted in a tight pressure gradient over the Southeast and wind gusts up to 23mph at the Birmingham airport. Expect the sky to remain clear tonight with lows in the mid to upper 50s. The dewpoint temperatures are quite comfortable. Most areas are reporting dewpoints in the mid to upper 40s..resulting in relative humidity around 20-30%. That is incredibly dry air. If you have plans for high school football games Friday night, the weather is going to be great. You might have to grab a light jack for the game.
For the weekend, expect plenty of sunshine and mild temperatures. A reinforcing shot of cooler air is in the forecast for the weekend. The cold front will move through the region Saturday night into Sunday. No rain is expected. Temperatures early next week will be quite cool. Lows will fall into the lower to mid 40s.
Tonight: Mostly clear. Low 57. Winds N 3-5.
Tomorrow: Mostly sunny. High 80. Winds N 10-15.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist