SATURDAY UPDATE:  Nice String of Fall Days Ahead

Just before Dawn, we are again getting very close to the freeze mark again.  Patchy frost and fog are an issue once again.  We have not only a great weekend forecast, I think Thanksgiving week continues to look just about excellent.  There will be some disturbances that “brush” by the area, but so far I am optimistic.    A Thanksgiving Day disturbance will come close.  More on that below.  But your weekend weather will be epic, whether you are headed to college football game or a Fall festival.

At 5AM:  Montgomery was 33, Alex City and Prattville 32, Troy and Selma 33, Ozark 34, Auburn 37, Evergreen 35.

TODAY:   Morning fog and frost, will give way to a beautiful day.  Yesterday we managed to make it to 60.  Today, I think we’ll be in the middle 60’s.  Tonight will be cold, but not as cold with a low of 38.  Sunday will be a little warmer.

THANKSGIVING:  First, Wednesday’s big travel day looks pretty good.  There are no mega-storm systems which will act as a “domino effect” to slow national air travel.  Snow will be an issue in the Great Lakes and the Northeast.  Showers will drench parts of Texas, as a Gulf disturbance heads east.

That Gulf disturbance will continue eastward on Thanksgiving.  Right now, based on what we know, I think central Alabama will be dry, but  it could be a little wet if you are planning a Gulf Coast visit.

Keep your fingers crossed.  So far the Thanksgiving forecast looks pretty good.  And, by the way, that goes for Black Friday and Iron Bowl Saturday.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   It’s rare to see so many nice days in a row in this part of the world during this part of the year.  Thanksgiving week looks just about perfect, so far, with most lows in the 40’s and highs in the 60’s

METEOR SHOWERS REMINDER:  You’ll need to dress warm if you are out meteor watching late tonight, but it will be clear as a bell.

I am in Panama City, Florida this morning.  I want to see some of the damaged areas with my own eyes.  This is a very beloved part of the world to me.  I’ve been coming to this area since my brother introduced it to me at age 12.  I’m sure some of the things I will see today will m be difficult.   I have to see it with my own eyes.  At the hotel I’m staying at, the parking lot is filled with utility trucks.  Hotels are packed with utility workers, insurance adjusters, FEMA officials, etc.

Have a nice Saturday! There will be another blog update for you early Sunday morning, with an update on the Cold week ahead.  I will have your next complete video update Monday morning online by 4:45AM.

Rich