COOL CHANGE: Temperatures have dropped into the 50-55 diploma vary over elements of North Alabama this morning following a chilly entrance that handed by late yesterday. The cooler air will proceed to unfold southward, and we challenge a excessive within the low 80s at this time, about 15 levels cooler than yesterday. The sky might be principally sunny, and the humidity might be low. Tonight might be clear and really nice with a low within the 50s over the northern half of the state.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Tomorrow might be one other sunny day with a excessive within the mid 80s. Then, on Sunday, we’ll usher in some danger of showers over the northern half of the state with one other chilly entrance approaching. Moisture might be restricted, and rain quantities might be mild. In any other case, search for a mixture of solar and clouds Sunday with a excessive between 83 and 86 levels.
NEXT WEEK: The week seems dry and really nice; highs principally within the 75-80 diploma vary, with lows within the 50s. Many communities over North Alabama might attain the mid to higher 40s early Wednesday morning. See the every day Climate Briefing video for maps, graphics, and extra particulars.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: Good climate for the highschool video games throughout the state tomnight; clear and really nice with temperatures falling into the 60s.
Tomorrow, Auburn hosts Missouri at Jordan-Hare Stadium (11a CT kickoff)… the sky might be sunny with temperatures rising from close to 77 and kickoff, into the low 80s by the second half.
Alabama will host Vanderbilt at Bryant Denny Stadium tomorrow night (6:30p CT kickoff)… the sky might be clear with temperatures falling from 80 levels at kickoff, into the low 70s by the ultimate whistle.
TROPICS: Hurricane Fiona, with winds of 125 mph, is simply northwest of Bermuda early this morning. It’s headed for the Canadian Maritimes… hurricane situations are anticipated in Nova Scotia by tomorrow morning.
Tropical Storm Gaston stays close to the Azores; it’ll stay far some other land mass over the following 5 days within the excessive latitudes of the Atlantic.
And, within the Caribbean, Tropical Despair 9 has fashioned.
Listed below are some key messages for TD 9…
*Because the despair strikes westward, it’ll transfer out kind beneath an unfavorable higher air sample and into lighter upper-level northeasterlies. Nonetheless, it might take time for the low-level heart to turn into higher aligned with the convective exercise, and thus solely gradual intensification is forecast over the following 24-48 hours. Nonetheless, it ought to turn into Tropical Storm Hermine quickly.
*It’s anticipated to turn into a hurricane by Sunday night time because it approaches western Cuba.
*The brand new NHC forecast observe brings the system into South Florida round Sanibel Island/Fort Myers late Tuesday night time/early Wednesday morning. Potential land interplay with Cuba, and the potential for a rise in southerly shear by Tuesday/Wednesday could cap off the depth earlier than the system reaches Florida, however there’s nonetheless some potential for Hermine to be a class three hurricane then.
*The core affect from Hermine, by way of wind and rain, might be over the Florida Peninsula (not the panhandle). It’s nonetheless too early to be actually particular in regards to the affect at any given level. Cities like Tampa, St. Petersburg, Orlando, Fort Myers, Key West, Miami, and Daytona Seaside will definitely have some affect.
*The Central Gulf Coast (Gulf Shores to Panama Metropolis Seaside) might be on the dry aspect of the circulation. Some rain might affect the japanese half of the panhandle late subsequent week, however for now the primary affect seems to be off to the east. The state of Alabama might be on the dry aspect as nicely.
*Bear in mind, the forecast can change with any tropical system, so keep tuned for updates!
ON THIS DATE IN 1975: Hurricane Eloise made landfall on the Florida coast close to Fort Walton Seaside at class three power. Upon making landfall in Florida, Eloise generated wind gusts of 155 miles per hour, which demolished lots of of buildings within the space. The storm’s extreme winds, waves, and storm surge left quite a few seashores, piers, and different coastal constructions closely impaired. Wind-related harm prolonged into inland Alabama and Georgia
Search for my subsequent Climate Xtreme video right here by 6:00 a.m. Monday… however I’ll submit contemporary forecast notes right here later at this time.