SATURDAY UPDATE:  Nice Weekend! – Warmer Days Soon

Friday was the definition of awful.  A cold, relentless, miserable, persistent non-stop rain.  Finally, this morning that rain has exited into Georgia.  What a contrast today and this weekend.  Bright sunshine will return and temperatures will recover into the 60’s for the first time since Sunday night.  Not only that, we should see a rather pronounced warming trend in the week ahead.  We may even get close to “normal” by about Tuesday.  Get ready for a beautiful long string of storm-free days.  We deserve this after what we just endured.

Early this morning, pre-dawn, the storm system is off the Carolina coast.  The rain has exited into Georgia and the last clouds in eastern Alabama will clear out this morning.

TODAY:   Sunshine will dominate.  That morning till in the mid to upper 30’s will moderate.  Today’s high will easily reach 62°. (Yesterday we stayed in the 40’s)  North wind at 5 to 10.  Clear and chilly tonight.  Overnight low 37°.

WARMING TREND: How about some good news for a change.  Tomorrow will be warmer than today…mid 60’s.  A minor bump in the road Monday, takes our high near 60.  But, the warming trend will resume.  I think we’ll be near 70 by Wednesday and into the lower 70’s Thursday.  We deserve this after this week’s rude arctic encounter.

 

NEXT FEW DAYS:  A great storm-free period of days.  Sunday will be nearly perfect.  A minor disturbance brushes by the area Monday night/Tuesday morning.  I have the rain chance at about 10%.  Otherwise, simply beautiful through Thursday, with warmer days and cool nights.  Chance of showers Thursday night into Friday, as the next cold front approaches the area.  Next weekend will be cooler, behind the cold front.

FOOTBALL WEATHER:  ASU, Troy are all on the road this weekend. Bama is playing Mississippi State in Starkeville at 11AM.  The biggest game in the state of Alabama today will be in Auburn, as the Georgia Bulldogs visit at 2:30.  Weather in Auburn and Starkeville  should be ideal for football today.

I’ll have another blog update first thing in the morning.   Have a nice weekend!   Enjoy the third weekend of beautiful Fall Weather in a row!

-Rich