Tuesday Morning, October 21, 2014
Chief Meteorologist Jason Simpson/Meteorologist Ben Smith

Cool Nights and Mild Days

It feels good outside this morning. A light jacket is required with temperatures in the middle 40s to lower 50s. Patchy fog looms for some!

If you like cool weather, things are looking up! Expect some very quiet days ahead: no rain, cool and clear nights, warm and sunny afternoons. There is no reason to suspect rainy, stormy weather (of significance) between now and the end of the month.

A little rain is possible now and then, but there are no signs of really wet weather anytime soon.

Cool and Dry: The middle of the week looks pleasantly cool; mornings get chilly, though! Look for lows in the upper 30s and lower 40s on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

The coldest morning looks to be Thursday; that is also the period in which frost is possible in the coldest of cold spots. Lows could drop as low as 35 to 38 degrees in the cold valleys by sunrise Thursday.

Dry, Mild Weekend: Friday, Saturday and Sunday look very nice again! Dry air in place means no significant rain nearby, so the weather looks great whether you have high school football Friday night, college football Saturday, Fall festivals, or just want to spend some time outdoors. Expect a lot of sunshine with daytime highs in the lower and middle 70s; overnight lows drop to the mid-40s.

College Football This Weekend: All games rain free!

Magic City Classic: Alabama A&M vs. Alabama State – Legion Field – Birmingham. 2:30 pm. It’s the Bulldogs and Hornets Saturday afternoon. Look for perfect tailgating weather with temperatures in the upper 60s to near 70. Expect lower to middle 70s at kick off with middle 60s in the 4th quarter.

Alabama at Tennessee: Neyland Stadium – Knoxville 7:30 ET. (6:30 CT) Look for a pleasant evening in Knoxville. Take the jacket and hat. Temperatures dip from the middle 60s at kickoff to the upper 50s in the quarter.

Auburn vs South Carolina: Jordan-Hare Stadium – Auburn 6:30 CT. It’s a beautiful for on the Plains this weekend. Mild temperatures for tailgating with readings in the middle 70s. By kickoff, we’ll be in the upper 60s. You might want to take a jacket with temperatures in the upper 50s to lower 60s in the 4th quarter.

UNA vs. West Georgia: Braly Stadium – Florence 6:00 CT. No problems weather-wise for the Lions. Temperatures will be around 70 at kickoff with middle 60s in the 4th quarter. No rain gear necessary.

Warmer Next Week: A strong area of high pressure keeps things dry from the weekend into next week, but the “coolness” of the air fades somewhat. We have a warm-up on the way as daytime highs return to the upper 70s (maybe even a few lower 80s) for much of next week. As far as rain goes, we don’t see anything substantial through Halloween; however, it is rare to be totally-rain free that long.

TODAY: Fair and pleasant. High: 72. Wind: NW 5-15.

TONIGHT: Clear and chilly. Low: 43. Wind: Light North.

WEDNESDAY: Sunny & cool. High: 65. Wind: NE 10-15.

THURSDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 69. Wind: N 5-10.

FRIDAY: Mostly sunny. High: 71. Wind: N 5-10.

SATURDAY: Sunny and warmer. High: 73. Wind: N 5-10.

SUNDAY: Fair and mild. High: 77. Wind: N 5-10.


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