SATURDAY UPDATE: Cool Gameday– Sunday AM Shower Risk? – Nice Week Ahead

Good Morning!   It’s a very cold Iron Bowl Saturday morning.  Even at 3AM, as I type this blog, many towns are already at or below freezing.  It’s going to be a very cool gameday.  Yesterday’s high was 61°.  We may not get quite that high today.  Wind will not be as big a factor as it was yesterday.

   Late tonight and Sunday morning, a northern Gulf coast disturbance will brush by the state.  It will be cloudy tonight and at least through mid-day Sunday.  A few models bring the risk of light rain as far north as the US 80 and I-85 corridor overnight and Sunday morning.  Overall, I have my doubts.  I’ll keep the rain chances just below 20%. 

   The news about the week ahead is very good.  Look for a modest warming trend Tuesday through Thursday.  Near 70 by Wednesday and Thursday.   (Normal high 67, low 41)

TODAY:   There will be lots of sunshine, mixed with high clouds.  High today near 60.  Perhaps low 60’s.  Clouds increase this evening.  Mostly cloudy tonight.  Overnight low 41. 

IRON BOWL:   Sunshine will be abundant.  The morning will start out sub-freezing.  The afternoon high will be near 59 or 60 at best.  Cool Football Weather.  Halftime mid 60’s.  Upper 40’s at the end of the game.  Winds….not too bad.  Mainly west to SW 6 to 12 mph.  Not as windy as yesterday.

SUNDAY:   Late tonight and Sunday morning, a northern Gulf coast disturbance will brush by the state.  It will be cloudy tonight and at least through mid-day Sunday.  A few models bring the risk of light rain as far north as the US 80 and I-85 corridor overnight and Sunday morning.  Overall, I have my doubts.  I’ll keep the rain chances just below 20%.  How about 15%. 

NEXT FEW DAYS:   The news about the week ahead is good. Dry and cool Monday.   Look for a modest warming trend Tuesday through Thursday.  Near 70 by Wednesday and Thursday.   DRY, storm-free Monday through Friday, and perhaps beyond. 

Here’s the Model Blend for the next 10 days.  Wednesday through Friday is looking pretty comfortable.

I’ll have another Blog update tomorrow morning.   Have a great Iron Bowl SATURDAY.

–Rich

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