Iron Bowl Forecast and the Week Ahead

We have had such a variety of Iron Bowl Gameday weather over the past 35 years, from rain & cold and wind, to Tornado Warnings.  Today will be one of the nicer game day forecasts.

An approaching weak cool front will spread a layer of mostly high clouds, streaming across the area. I’ll call it mostly cloudy with a few “sun breaks”.  But, it should be a very comfortable day.  After a cool start, we are headed for the mid to upper 60’s  The front moves into south Alabama tonight, setting the state for  a cool Sunday and a cold Sunday night.

IRON BOWL GAME DAY FORECAST:  After a chilly start, near 40 around sunrise, a very mild day is on the menu.  Partly sunny skies and 67 at Kickoff is just about ideal!  By the end of the game, mid 50’s are likely.  Great tailgating weather before and after the game. Temperatures will stay in the 50’s through 10PM.

NEXT FEW DAYS:  Sunday and Monday will be rather cool. Coldest morning will be Monday morning with middle 30’s.  Then, look for a big warming trend in the week ahead.  Low 70’s are a good bet by Wednesday & Thursday.  A frontal bring will bring a chance of showers late week.  Right now, though, models disagree on the amount of moisture available for showers.  So far Montgomery has only had .66” for the month of November, nearly 3 inches below normal.

SPACE STATION TONIGHT AND SUNDAY NIGHT:  Two very bright ISS “flyovers” will be visible in prime-time, tonight and tomorrow night.  This evening, because of the Iron Bowl game excitement, which should have just ended, I’m not sure how many folks will be looking up for the Space station.  Check out the southwest & west sky around 6:25 and 6:26PM.  It will be very bright, but then it will seem to fade out in the western sky as it loses visible light.

Sunday evening, the ISS will streak across the southeast sky between about 5:32-5:35PM.  Again, the Space station will be very bright.  Set an alarm on your phone to remind you.  It should be a good one.

I don’t see any big storm systems on the way this week.  I’ll have another post tomorrow and your next video will be Monday morning at 4:45AM.

Have a great Iron Bowl weekend!   Enjoy the game!

–Rich

Thanksgiving Weekend Forecast

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!  The news is very good for Alabama, but it sure was a close call.  (Much of Florida is getting drenched.  More on that in a moment.)  For us, sunshine will be abundant, and temperatures will be comfortable.  We should be headed for the mid 60’s today, and low 40’s tonight.  Our great weather will continue through the Holiday weekend and that includes a great Iron Bowl forecast.

HOLIDAY TRAVEL:  There are two areas of the country where the weather is not so nice.  Most of the state of Florida will be drenched today and Friday.  That includes the resort parks in Orlando, too.  The other nasty area is in the Pacific northwest where yet another big storm could hamper air travel with rain and wind and snow in the mountains.  It’s chilly in the northeast, but warm from the Plains to the southwest.  Some record heat is expected in the Southwest states including California.

IRON BOWL FORECAST:  We couldn’t write a better Iron Bowl forecast for the big day in Auburn.  Tailgating will start early.  The morning low will be a chilly 42, but we should see a very nice 65 by kickoff, falling to the mid 60’s by the end of the game.  Perfect football weather.

I hope you and your family have a wonder and very Happy Thanksgiving! 

 

-Rich

 

 

UPDATED Holiday Weekend Forecast – Wednesday Video

Good Morning!  Looks like the holiday forecast is good for Alabama, but it sure will be a close call, as a Gulf storm system narrowly passes us by, but it’s destined to drench much of Florida.  I’ll update you on holiday travel and the Thanksgiving and Iron Bowl weekend forecast…plus a little peak ahead at the next storm system next week.  Here’s your holiday personal weather briefing on Thanksgiving Eve.

Travel today could be an issue in some major airport hubs both in the Northeast and in the Pacific Northwest, too.  Much of the nation will see good travel weather today.  Rain moving into Florida, though.

CLOSE CALL FOR ALABAMA:  A Gulf Coast Storm system will drench Florida over the next 2-3 days, and it will miss us just enough to insure  nice holiday weekend.

The next few days.  Cold front arrives Sunday.  Coldest morning will be Monday morning, and a chilly day Monday with highs in the 50’s  Great weather for the Iron Bowl, though.

 

 

 

Thanksgiving & Iron Bowl Forecast Update – Tuesday Video

Good Morning!  A weak Gulf Disturbance will “tease” the state with a couple of showers today.  I’ll show you Future Radar.  We’ll update the Travel Weather, plus I’ve updated the Thanksgiving and Iron  Bowl weekend forecast details.  Plus, maybe another storm system next week?  Here’s your Tuesday morning personal weather briefing.

 

Weak Gulf Disturbance will teases us with a few showers today, but no big storm systems will hamper holiday travel today.

Next few days show a quiet and rather nice pattern through Thanksgiving and Iron Bowl week.

Wednesday is often caused the biggest travel days of the year.  Looks like some potential problems in the Northeast, and another big storm in the Northwest, but much of the nation will be storm-free.

The Euro Model suggests things could get a little more active next week with a storm system on Tues/Wed Nov. 28/29.

 

Thanksgiving Holiday Week Forecast – Monday Video

Good Morning!  It’s the coldest morning of the season so far, and the first widespread freeze.  On this video, I’ll walk you the details of the Thanksgiving Holiday forecast.  The news is pretty good.  Plus, the latest on the Iron Bowl forecast and holiday travel weather.  This is your 2 minute Monday morning personal weather briefing.

 

Nice recovery after a very cold start.  We should be near 60 this afternoon and down to the lower 40’s tonight.

Much of the nation will be storm-free on the big travel day Wednesday.  Problems with snow in the northeast and another big storm affecting the Pacific Northwest

Here’s a look at the next few days, including Thanksgiving and the Iron Bowl.