Cooler Air Arrives Tonight

FRONT A SLOW GO: The front is very slowly pushing through Central and South Alabama today and it is bringing with it that first and heavily anticipated refreshing shot of fall air. For today, we are forecasting a high near 90 degrees, with mainly sunny conditions. An isolated storm will be possible, mainly over southeastern counties, but most of us will be staying dry. Tonight, the cooler air finally arrives and we are going to see lows in the upper 50s and lower 60s. For the rest of the week, it only get better, more about that in a minute.

TOPIC TROPICS: Still in an active period of hurricane season and we continue to watch one area of interest. “Invest 97L” should become a tropical depression soon, and likely Tropical Storm Matthew later this week. A strong tropical wave is located about 170 miles east of Barbados. This disturbance is producing winds to near tropical storm force, and the associated thunderstorm activity continues to show signs of organization. Conditions are expected to be favorable for development, and a tropical depression or tropical storm is likely to form later today. The system is moving westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph, and is expected to pass over the Windward Islands later today, and move over the southeastern Caribbean Sea tonight and Thursday. An Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft is scheduled to investigate the system again later this morning. Regardless of whether the system is a tropical wave or a tropical cyclone, heavy rains and tropical-storm-force winds in squalls are expected to spread over the Windward Islands and portions of the southern
Leeward Islands, beginning this morning and continuing through tonight and early Thursday. Now as far as the track, way too early to know anything, but the GFS, the main American model, has it going up the East Coast of the U.S…stay tuned…

AWESOME AUTUMN WEATHER: The main push of cool air arrives later tonight and sticks around for the rest of the work week. Highs drop into the low 80s Thursday and likely only 70s Friday, despite sunshine in full supply. Coolest morning will come early Friday with some upper 40s and lower 50s likely. Many North Alabama communities will dip well into the 40s for the first time this fall season. Cool weather fans will love it. For the weekend, the gorgeous weather will continue, but we will see a slight moderation in temps with highs in the mid 80s, lows mostly in the 50s.

FOOTBALL FORECAST: Looking fantastic for Friday night’s high school games; a clear sky with temperatures falling through the 70s during the games, some stadiums will see lower 60s by the fourth quarter.

Alabama will host Kentucky Saturday evening at Bryant-Denny Stadium (6:00p CT kickoff)… the sky will be clear with temperatures falling from 73 at kickoff, into the mid 60s by the fourth quarter.

Auburn hosts Louisiana-Monroe Saturday at Jordan Hare Stadium (2:30p CT kickoff)… expect a sunny sky with a kickoff temperature of 76 degrees…falling into the upper 60s by the final whistle.

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!

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