SATURDAY UPDATE: Perfect October Weekend – Comfortable Days – Cool Jacket Nights

 Good morning!  You could not write a better script for the first weekend in October.  Early this morning as I am typing this at 4:26AM temperatures are in the 40’s.  It’s pleasantly cool, with not a cloud in the sky.  I see the bright Hunter’s moon with the planet Mars just below the moon.   Here’s a snapshot of 4AM temps.  I even see 39 up in Haleyville. 

    The news is good for the next several days.  Although this will be the coolest morning. Jacket’s will be needed for the next few nights.  During the week, we’ll warm up a bit as highs make it back into the 80’s, but the humidity will stay low. 

TODAY:  Are you ready for some Football.  Two of the biggest games in the state will be in Tuscaloosa and Troy.   The weather should be perfect.  Total sunshine.  Low humidity.  High 76.  East breeze at 5 to 10.  Clear tonight low 51.

SUNDAY:  A minor reinforcing front drifts through the state.  Total sunshine.  High 80.  Clear Sunday night.  Jacket weather.  Low 54.

NEXT FEW DAYS:   Storm-free.  Not many clouds.  Sunshine.  Highs mostly in the lower 80’s.  We’ll warm up to the mid 80’s by Wednesday and Thursday.  Lows at night in the 50’s.


TROPICS:  Tropical Storm Gamma is a little stronger this morning east of the Yucatan in the NW Caribbean.  It continues to move NW at 9 toward the Yucatan Peninsula.  It’s interaction with land will stifle any further development for now.  It could reach the Gulf by late Sunday.  After that it will meander in the Bay of Campeche for several days. 

Will Gamma eventually get picked up and head towards the northern Gulf coast?   That’s what worries me the most.  Some of the EURO ensemble model members suggest it could. 

Meanwhile, There are two other areas to watch in the Caribbean.  Eventually these are likely to be Gulf problems, too.  Tomorrow is the anniversary of Hurricane Opal. 

I hope you have a great Football weekend! Stay safe and well. I’ll have another Blog update early tomorrow morning.

–Rich