SATURDAY UPDATE:  Cold Front Heads South – Shower Threat – Then, Much Cooler Air

We are now just hours away from the arrival of the Cold Front which will deliver coldest air of the season so far.  As I type this an hour before Dawn, the front is just north of Alabama’s border, heading south.  Some us had rain during the night.  Others will have showers ahead of the front today.  Much cooler air will sweep through the entire area overnight.  Tomorrow, I think, will be the first true Fall Day with morning lows in the 40’s, afternoon highs in the 60’s and a brisk northeast breeze. The chilliest morning will be Monday.  Here’s where the frontal position at 7AM this morning.

TODAY:  We are still in the muggy air.  Risk of showers and maybe a thunderstorm will be around, particularly into the afternoon and early evening. Not every town will get wet.  I have rain chances about 50% at best.  Today’s high 77.  You’ll know when the front passes your location this evening.  Skies will clear in the overnight hours.  Here’s a couple of future radar snapshots.

FRONTAL PROGRESS TODAY:   This front is easy to plot, because it’s so pronounced.  I’m using “the moisture channel” to show you the front near Birmingham at 2PM, south to Montgomery at 7PM and near the Florida border by about 2AM.

 

SUNDAY FORECAST:  Sunday will be a “real deal” Fall Day.   Morning lows will be in upper 40’s.  Highs will be in the middle 60’s  A nice, brisk northeast breeze at 10 to 17 mph will make it seem cooler.

The chilliest morning will be Monday morning.  Lower 40’s in central Alabama.  Upper 40’s in extreme south Alabama.  Even a few upper 30’s in north Alabama.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  This “cool episode” will be relatively shot in duration.  It will be just a glancing blow this time.  Monday will be a beautiful day.  Temperatures will moderate Tuesday through Thursday with highs in the 70s, lows in the 50’s  Scattered showers by late week will be ahead of the next frontal system.

METEOR SHOWER:   The Orionid meteor shower will reach its peak on Sunday night. It’s one of the 3 or 4 best Meteor showers of the year.  Best viewing is after midnight.   Get as far away from city light pollution as you can get.

Hope you have a nice weekend!  Enjoy this nice Fall Air on the way. I’ll have another Blog update first thing Sunday morning.  The next complete video will be online  Monday morning.

Rich