SATURDAY was a beautiful day across Central Alabama. Temperatures were cooler than the past couple of days, but gorgeous blue skies made the readings in the lower 60s feel nicer. Highs ranged from 60F at Anniston, to 61F at Birmingham, to 63F at Tuscaloosa.
WE ARE STARTING OFF THIS MORNING in the lower 30s along and north of I-20, with middle 30ss to the south. Skies are clear this morning and will remain clear throughout the day. Lows tonight will be in the lower to middle 30s under clear skies.
START TO THE WORK WEEK: Monday will be clear and warm, with temperatures approaching 70 degrees.
MOSTLY SUNNY THROUGH MIDWEEK: Fair to partly cloudy skies will prevail through Thursday, with highs in the lower, middle, and upper 70s on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
WEEKEND OUTLOOK: Friday will be partly cloudy and warm, with highs in the upper 70s. There is an outside chance of a shower on Friday, when temperatures may near 80 degrees. Highs on Saturday will be in the lower 70s with more clouds and a slight chance of showers. Rain returns by Sunday, with highs in the lower 70s.
TEMPERATURES will look like this:
VOODOOOLAND: Our next rain chances will come on Tuesday and Wednesday the 16th and 17th.
BEACHCAST: The weather along our beautiful beaches of Alabama and Northwest Florida will be beautiful through much of the week ahead. There will be a few showers on Saturday with rain becoming likely by Sunday night. Highs will be in the upper 60s to lower 70s all week, climbing into the middle 70s by the weekend. Lows will be in the 50s. Water temperatures are running in the upper 50s. There will be a high rip current risk by Tuesday.
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