FIRE DANGER CONTINUES: You may have noticed on the Weather app, that a Red Flag Warning is in effect for our area. The increase in the wind, low humidity, and ongoing drought, is causing critical fire weather conditions. Unfortunately, the dry air won the battle last night and it looks like this drought pattern will last through next week. Continue to avoid burning and play it extra safe with the grills this weekend.
THE WEEKEND OUTLOOK: You‘ll want to grab the jacket before heading out to the high school games tonight. The big factor will be the north breeze, making it feel a lot colder. The sky will remain mostly clear, with temperatures tumbling into the low 50s by 9PM. We will start off with cold 40s in the morning, with a few areas to the north waking-up to upper 30s. It’s still going to be a bit breezy, so this will add a chill in the shady spots, for at-least the first half of the day. ALABAMA fans can expect a kick-off temperature near 70°, with upper 60s at AUBURN. You can expect lots of sunshine throughout the day tomorrow. We will have another cold start Sunday morning, with slightly lower temperatures due to the lighter wind. The weather is going to be perfect for TALLADEGA on Sunday, with highs in the mid to upper 70s. I know its feeling cooler but I would still grab the sunscreen for all of the outdoor events this weekend.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT WEEK: The long range data continues to feature a very dry setup. The moisture recovery continues to be the big issue and the dry soil isn’t helping. Another dry cold front will move in on Monday night and we will see a slight wind shift. There will be another cold front that will impact the area next Friday. This system could bring a shower or two, but I see a setup very similar to what happened last night, with limited moisture. We will be checking out some of the new model guidance and passing along updates on rain chances, beginning with the Four!
WBRC First Alert Meteorologist Wes Wyatt