FIRST ALERT: Temperature changes on the way this weekend
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Expect another cool start to our Friday, but be ready for a big temperature rebound. Highs will reach the 80s, with a sunny sky. Grab the shades and sunscreen if you plan on attending the UAB Homecoming parade. The next big thing we are tracking is a cold front that will bring a reinforcing shot of cooler air. The weather will be perfect for high school football Friday night, but a chill will be back in the air Saturday morning, with lows in the upper 40s and low 50s.
Beautiful fall weather is expected on Saturday, with sunshine, and highs in the 70s. It could be breezy at times, with northwest winds at 5 to 15 mph. Sunday morning will start off cold, with temperatures in the 40s area wide. Sunday will end up sunny and very dry, with highs in the mid 70s. I would continue to avoid any outdoor burning thanks to the combination of low humidity and abnormally dry conditions over the past month.
The weather will be great for UAB Football Saturday afternoon. Kickoff temperatures at Protective Stadium will likely start out in the low to mid 70s. Temperatures by the end of the game will likely cool into the mid to upper 60s with a mostly clear sky. The Alabama Crimson Tide takes on Texas A&M Saturday evening. If you are heading to Tuscaloosa Saturday evening; I would grab a light jacket as temperatures cool into the 60s and 50s. The weather is looking great for Auburn as they travel to Athens, GA to take on the Georgia Bulldogs. Temperatures will likely start out in the 70s with sunny conditions. Temperatures will likely cool into the 60s by the end of the game.
The first half of next week will likely remain dry but temperatures will trend warmer. Highs are forecast to climb back into the 80s with overnight lows warming up into the 50s. Our long-range guidance continues to hint that our next chance to see rain may not occur until next Thursday or Friday. The timing and intensity of the rain is still a question mark. It looks like the front could move in and give us cooler temperatures by next weekend.
We continue to monitor two systems in the Atlantic. Tropical Depression Twelve is disorganized and expected to move into an area that will likely shred the depression apart. It will likely remain a depression and become a remnant low in the next 24 hours. Monitoring the eastern Caribbean where Tropical Depression Thirteen is located and has a high chance of developing into tropical storm Julia within the next 48 hours. It is forecast to become a hurricane before making landfall this weekend in Nicaragua.
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