Sunny, dry and very warm weather highlights the forecast right on through the weekend as an upper-ridge builds in over the region. Highs will range from the mid 80s to low 90s through Sunday. Nights will be cool and refreshing, as lows will generally be in the low 60s with cooler spots slipping into the upper 50s. Humidity levels will be low, so our comfort index is not an issue.
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS: The sky will be mostly fair for the high school football games across Alabama tonight with temperatures falling through the 70s.
FOOTBALL FORECAST: Tomorrow, UAB travels to New Orleans to take on Tulane (11:00a CT kickoff). The sky will be partly too mostly sunny with an outside risk of a brief shower or storm during the game. Temperatures will rise from near 84 at kickoff to 88 degrees by the final whistle.
Auburn hosts Georgia at Jordan-Hare Stadium (2:30p CT kickoff)… the sky will be mostly sunny. Temperatures will hover in the mid to upper 80s through most of the game.
And, Alabama will be in Starkville to take on Mississippi State (8:00p CT kickoff). Expect a clear sky with temperatures falling through the 70s.
RACE WEEKEND: Sunny warm days, fair nights at Talladega today through the weekend with highs in the 80s.
HELLO OCTOBER: The first week of my favorite month looks fairly routine for early fall and October in Alabama. Sunny, dry, and warm as the ridge will likely keep much of Alabama and the Deep South dry through the week with highs in the 80s. The prospect of a big rain event is looking low for at least the next 7-10 days. Remember is should be dry this time of year, October is statistically our driest month of the year in Alabama.
IN THE TROPICS: Tropical Storms Philippe and Rina continue to meander in the Southwest Atlantic. Both should maintain intensities through the weekend, but neither are a threat to land. They are both struggling due to wind shear across the region. Over the next seven days, both should remain over the open waters. The rest of the Atlantic is quiet with no other areas of concern. We still have two more months of the season, as the season does not officially end until November 30th.
Remaining names on list this year are Sean, Tammy, Vince, and Whitney.
BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and rip current forecasts for the beaches from Fort Morgan to Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There, you can select the forecast of the region that you are interested in visiting.
WORLD TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation outside the U.S. was 113.2F at Asswan, Egypt. The lowest observation was -84.6F Vostok, Antarctica.
CONTIGUOUS TEMPERATURE EXTREMES: Over the last 24 hours, the highest observation was 104F at Phoenix, AZ. The lowest observation was 17F at Mackay, ID.
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