DRY WEATHER CONTINUES: Another chilly morning across Alabama… here are some temperatures just before sunrise…
Black Creek 31
Fort Payne 35
Today will be sunny with a high in the low 70s; the average high for Birmingham on November 4 is 70. We stay dry tomorrow and Friday with a good supply of sunshine; the high tomorrow will be back in the low 70s, followed by mid 70s Friday.
THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: We are forecasting partly sunny weather both Saturday and Sunday with highs between 73 and 76 degrees for most communities; lows will be in the 50s Saturday morning, and low 60s early Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: Confidence is not especially high since a tropical system could be in the Gulf of Mexico, but at this point it looks like showers will return Tuesday night and Wednesday, followed by drier air Thursday and Friday. Highs will be in the 70s through the week… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
TROPICS: Eta is now a tropical storm over Central America; NHC expects the core to survive, emerging into the Caribbean Friday, then moving over Cuba, and to a point near Key West Sunday night.
From there, long range global model guidance suggests Eta will move into the Gulf of Mexico. Where it winds up from there is still very much up in the air; way too early to know, but we will be keeping a close eye on the system.
The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet; hurricane season ends at the end of the month.
ON THIS DATE IN 1935: Called the Yankee Hurricane, this Category 2 storm affected the Bahamas and South Florida. This storm remains the only tropical cyclone to hit Miami from the Northeast in November.
ON THIS DATE IN 1959: A rare, F0 tornado caused minor damage near Cape St. Elias Light Station on Kayak Island, Alaska.
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