Sunday, September 20, 2020
Meteorologist Christina Edwards
Fantastic Fall Weather Continues This Week
Sunshine and a refreshing breeze will make Monday a “perfect 10” when it comes to the weather!
Mostly clear skies will continue to grace the Tennessee Valley, and the wind will continue to pull cool and dry air into the region. This means overnight lows will dip back into the 50s through Monday morning.
Plentiful sunshine will be in store on Monday, but a southeast breeze will keep temperatures from “running away” too quickly in the afternoon. Daytime highs will stay limited to the mid 70s, which means it will feel a tad cooler in the shade.
Tuesday is the First Day of Fall!
The Autumnal Equinox occurs at 8:30am CDT Tuesday! This officially marks the first day of Fall, and north Alabama couldn’t ask for better weather to usher in the new season!
Sunrise conditions will be mostly clear and cool, with morning lows in the low to mid 50s — there is a possibility that some “cool spots” may even drop into the upper 40s Tuesday morning.
A few more clouds will dot the sky Tuesday afternoon, but overall it will be a beautiful day with highs in the mid to upper 70s.
Temperatures hover in the 70s and low 80s into next weekend.
This is a rather extended taste of Fall, and it should be celebrated, considering how often we experience “temperature whiplash” here in the South! However, it bears remembering that we are not exactly done with the heat just yet: The latest 90 degree on record for Huntsville and Muscle Shoals occurred in late October!
Tropical Storm Beta
Beta remains a heavily sheared and disorganized storm in the Gulf this afternoon.
This storm is expected to slowly move west towards the Texas and Louisiana coast through the early week, but some rain will extend eastward from the storm and bring some occasional rain to the Mississippi and Alabama Gulf coast as well before curving north to the Tennessee Valley.
Those along Alabama’s Gulf Coast should monitor the progress of Beta.
Keep updated with Beta and with other ongoing storms with the tracking map below:
TENNESSEE VALLEY FORECAST
MONDAY: Fantastic weather continues. Mostly clear and cool with morning lows in the mid 50s. Mostly sunny and breezy in the afternoon. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Wind: SE 10-15, Gusts 20-25 mph.
MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear and cool. Overnight lows in the mid 50s. Wind: ESE 5-10.
TUESDAY: Mostly sunny in the morning, increasing clouds in the afternoon. Highs in mid to upper 70s. Wind: SE 7-12.
TUESDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy, mild. Overnight lows in the upper 50s. Wind: SE 3-5.
WEDNESDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy in the morning, a few stray rain showers possible through evening. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Wind: SE 3-5.
WEDNESDAY NIGHT: Partly to mostly cloudy with a few hit or miss rain showers. Overnight lows in the upper 50s to low 60s. Wind: SE 3-5.
THURSDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs in the mid 70s. Wind: SE 7-12.
FRIDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Wind: SE 5-10.
SATURDAY: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Wind: SE 7-12.
SUNDAY: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Highs in the upper 70s to low 80s. Wind: S 7-12.
MONDAY: Mostly cloudy with a few isolated rain showers. Highs in the mid to upper 70s. Wind: NW 7-12.