The average high temperature for today is 85. That's not going to happen. We'll be lucky to reach the upper 70s. In the history of weather records, the high on June 1 has only been 77 degrees or below 13 times. So - this is a big deal. Fortunately - it will give us a slight break on our utility bill.
It will take some time for these pesky clouds to clear. We are seeing some clearing to the west of I-65 already this morning. During the afternoon we'll have quite a bit more sunshine with the exception of East Alabama.
Strong high pressure is expected to build behind the cold front tonight and through the weekend. This will mean cool and dry weather for most of the state.
I'm forecasting temperatures as long as 50 tonight for extreme North Alabama. Most of us will have temperatures in the mid 50s during the overnight. Saturday and Sunday will be sunny days.
Rain chances will return next week. We could see a few showers as early as Sunday night.
Fox 6 Chief Meteorologist