WARM WEATHER IN OCTOBER: With partly to mostly sunny skies (after heavy fog dissipated this morning), we expect a high of 85-89 degrees in Alabama today; the average high for October 1 in Birmingham is 82. The weather won’t change much tomorrow; we expect partly sunny skies with a maximum in the mid 80’s. The chance of a place having a shower tomorrow afternoon is only 5-10%… most places will stay dry.
Then, on Sunday, humidity levels rise, the air aloft becomes colder, and downpours return to the state. It won’t rain all day and the sun could shine at times, but the day will generally be cloudy with a few occasional showers. Sunday’s high will be between 77 and 80 degrees.
NEXT WEEK: An upper low will set in just west of Alabama meaning it will be scattered in numerous showers for much of the week with highs in the 1970s. The upper low goes up this weekend and global models suggest drier air will return to the state within a week of today (Friday October 8). See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics and more details.
TROPICS: Mighty Hurricane Sam is blowing sustained winds of 150 mph early this morning; it is 430 miles south / southeast of Bermuda. Fortunately it will pass well east of Bermuda tonight… from there it will become post tropical in the North Atlantic next week.
And, in the eastern Atlantic, Tropical Storm Victor has winds of 60 mph. It is expected to remain below the force of a hurricane as it heads north into the open Atlantic. It becomes post-tropical next week and does not threaten the earth.
The Gulf of Mexico is calm and will remain so until next week.
RACING WEEKEND: The weather will be hot and dry in Talladega today and tomorrow with peaks in the 80s. Then on Sunday the sky will be mostly cloudy with a few passing showers likely. It won’t rain all day, but a delay is very possible during the YellaWood 500. The highest Sunday will be in the upper 70’s.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: The skies will be pretty bright for high school games tonight with temperatures dropping down to the 70s.
For the college games tomorrow …
JACKSONVILLE STATE TO KENNESAW STATE (2:00 p.m. CT kick off at Fifth Third Bank Stadium in Kennesaw, GA): mostly sunny and warm; launch temperature close to 86 degrees, falling into the upper 70s in the fourth quarter.
OLE MISS AT ALABAMA (2:30 p.m. CT kick off at Bryant-Denny Stadium): partly to mostly sunny and warm; temperatures rose from almost 86 at kick-off to nearly 80 at the final whistle.
TROY IN SOUTH CAROLINA (Kick-off 2:30 p.m. CT at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia SC): The weather will be hot and dry with good sunshine. About 88 degrees at kickoff, nearly 80 at the final whistle.
SAMFORD AT MERCER (5:00 p.m. CT kick-off in Macon, GA): skies mostly clear during the match; temperatures will drop from 86 at kickoff to the upper 70s in the fourth quarter.
LIBERTY AT UAB (6:00 p.m. CT kick off at Protective Stadium): fairly fair; launch temperature close to 78 degrees, dropping to 70 by the end of the game.
AUBURN AT LSU (kick off 8:00 p.m. CT at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge): A downpour or a passing storm is possible during the first half, if not rather fair with temperatures dropping from around 80 at kick-off. ‘dispatch in the mid-1970s in the fourth quarter.
AT THIS DATE IN 1893: On this day, the village of Caminadaville, Louisiana, was destroyed by a severe hurricane. Caminadaville was a vibrant late 19th century fishing community located on Cheniere Caminada, adjacent to Grand Isle in the coastal parish of Jefferson, Louisiana. It took five days for news of this devastating hurricane to reach New Orleans
AT THIS DATE IN 1977: As an F3 tornado traveled less than a mile through Montfort Heights or the greater Cincinnati area, it destroyed 12 homes and damaged 15 more. There were 17 injured.
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