We've tracked a few showers in the northern portion of our viewing area this afternoon. Some of the rain sliding into the area thanks to a northwest flow. Much of the moisture is having trouble reaching Alabama because of the drier air in place at the surface. You may have noticed some of the radar trends. The rain moves in and just falls apart.
The forecast for tonight looks a bit cloudy with overnight lows in the lower 60s. Most of the clouds will be mid and high level. We'll again see the return of some sunshine Friday with temperatures reaching the mid 80s.
High School Football: We'll see mostly clear skies Friday evening with just a few scattered clouds early on. Temperatures will quickly fall into the upper 60s during the first quarter. A light jacket might be handy by the 4th quarter. No rain is expected.
Weekend Outlook: Saturday will be mostly sunny with a bit a northerly breeze. High temperatures will reach the mid 80s. If you're going to the Alabama/Florida game, temperatures will be comfortable with the kickoff temperature around 83 degrees. The evenings will quickly cool down into the the 60s. I'm expecting an increase in cloud cover late Sunday into Monday thanks to another cool front. The front should move through the area dry with only a small chance for rain.
Fall arrives Monday at 9:29pm CDT. The daylight hours will get considerably shorter as we move toward Winter. High pressure will build behind the next front making for again some pleasant Fall days.
The forecast looks dry through next week with highs in the mid 80s with morning lows in the lower 60s.
If you're wondering about the longer term forecast, the Climate Prediction Center is indicating slightly above average temperatures through the next few months. This means the chances for anything below freezing are still a few months away for Alabama.
Fox6 Chief Meteorologist