FIRST ALERT: Colder mornings, rain back in the forecast
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The big story for the weekend is the next surge of cooler air. Temperatures will start in the low to mid 50s Saturday morning. You can expect another mostly sunny sky for Saturday, with highs in the 70s. Winds will be north at 10 to 15 mph. The wind will likely bring more leaves to the ground. Humidity levels will also end up very low, so avoid outdoor burning. Temperatures Sunday morning will end up even colder, with upper 30s. However, no concern for frost at this time. Sunday afternoon features plenty of sunshine, with highs in the low to mid 70s.
College Football Forecasts: The weather should 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 Morehouse and Tuskegee Classic kicks off at 7 PM in Birmingham at Legion Field Saturday. Temperatures will likely start out in the lower 60s and cool into the 50s. I would recommend grabbing a jacket for that game. 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 mid to upper 70s with sunny conditions. Temperatures will likely cool into the 60s by the end of the game.
We’ll head into the first half of next week dry with warmer temperatures. Highs will likely climb into the 80s by next Tuesday and Wednesday. Overnight lows will also warm from the 40s to the 50s and 60s. We bumped up rain chances to 30% on Wednesday and 50% on Thursday. The hope for measurable rain is increasing.
Tropical Update: Tropical Depression Twelve dissipated in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. We are now focusing our attention on Tropical Storm Julia that is forecast to strike Nicaragua Sunday morning as a Category 1 hurricane. It will likely produce heavy rainfall and potential flooding in parts of Central America and maybe Mexico going into early next week.
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