Friday Afternoon, November 28, 2014
Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson

Quiet and Milder Weekend Ahead

Temperatures dropped to the lower and middle 20s on Friday morning; lows ranged from the coldest of 21 in Crossville and Russellville to the “warmest” of 27 in Albertville. It will not be as cold tonight as temperatures only drop to the upper 20s and lower 30s.

A strong area of high pressure shifting east of the Tennessee Valley this weekend shifts the wind to the south and brings temperatures up for Saturday and Sunday. Expect daytime highs near 60 degrees on Saturday with a sunny sky; it warms to the mid-60s Sunday with a partly sunny sky and a small chance of a few showers.

Egg Bowl and Iron Bowl Outlook: Two huge football games near the Tennessee Valley this weekend will have a lot of fans on the road to Oxford and Tuscaloosa.

In Oxford, it will be breezy and mild for the kick between Mississippi State and Ole Miss at 2:30 PM. Temperatures start out in the mid-60s, but it drops toward the upper 50s with a south wind at 10 to 20 miles per hour. As a reminder, you can see the Egg Bowl on WHNT News 19 at 2:30 PM Saturday!

At the Iron Bowl, expect a fair sky and a warm afternoon! Tuscaloosa’s high will be in the lower 60s Saturday, but it will start getting cool by kickoff. Temperatures drop from around 57ºF in the first quarter to near 50 degrees at the end of the game. A light south wind keeps a little chill in the air at Bryant-Denny Stadium Saturday night.

Seasonable for Early December Next Week: An Arctic cold front slips into the Tennessee Valley on Monday. Ahead of it, expect a few scattered showers, but most communities get no rain at all. Temperatures rise into the mid-60s ahead of the front; however, a sharp gradient means some stay warm in Alabama while it gets downright chilly in Tennessee Monday afternoon.

The front gets south of the Tennessee River Monday night, but the heart of the cold air passes north of this area. That means we will only see a slight temperature drop: 50s for highs and 40s for lows through midweek.

It looks like more upper 50s and lower 60s by the end of the week with a low-end chance of some more scattered showers by Friday.

TONIGHT: Fair and cold. Low: 32. Wind: Light SE.

SATURDAY: Partly to mostly sunny. Milder. High: 60. Wind: SSW 10-20.

SATURDAY NIGHT: Fair and cool. Low: 49. Wind: S 6-12.

SUNDAY: Sun & clouds. A tiny chance of a shower. High: 66. Wind: S 10-20. Rain: 10%.

MONDAY: Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers possible. High: 64. Wind: SW 5-10. Rain: 30%.

TUESDAY: More clouds than sunshine. A few isolated showers. High: 58. Wind: ENE 7-14. Rain: 10%.

WEDNESDAY: Sun and clouds. High: 59. Wind: ESE 10-15. Rain: 10%.

THURSDAY: Partly cloudy. Milder. High: 62. Wind: SE 7-14.

FRIDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy. Scattered showers possible. High: 60. Wind: SE 7-14. Rain: 30%.

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