FIRST ALERT: More jacket weather Friday morning

Sam forecasted to become powerful hurricane
Published: Sep. 23, 2021 at 5:36 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2021 at 8:16 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The fall-feel is in the air and the dry air has taken over across the region. The sky will remain mostly clear through tonight with another big drop in temperatures. Many areas started off the day with temperatures in the 40s and there is a good chance we will start off in the 40s in many locations tomorrow morning. So plan for more jacket weather in the morning.

The good news is we will have more sunshine tomorrow and the dry air will allow temperatures to quickly recover. Highs tomorrow will reach the middle to upper 70s. We will have another perfect evening for High School Football as temperatures tumble into the 60s.

THE WEEKEND: The weather will cooperate will all of the big outdoor events happening this weekend. If you plan on attending one of the big college games, the festival in Alabaster, or Homestead Hollow, plan for chilly weather in the early morning, with high temperatures nearing 80º.

An upper level trough moving over the state could bring some clouds late Friday night and into Saturday morning. Otherwise, we will break into more sunshine by Saturday afternoon, with sunny weather on Sunday. Don’t forget the sunscreen!

NEXT WEEK: I don’t see any big changes in this drier pattern through next week. Daytime temperatures will continue to slowly rebound, with highs back in the low to mid 80s. The mornings and overnights will remain very pleasant, with lows ranging from upper 50s to lower 60s. If you were looking for a stretch of dry days to complete a big project, this will be your week. No rain is expected through at-least next Friday.

TROPICAL STORM SAM FORMS: Today we observed the 2nd earliest formation of the eighteenth storm in the Atlantic Basin. We are now tracking Tropical Storm Sam and it could become a powerful category three hurricane as it tracks west-northwest across the central Atlantic. High pressure north of the system should continue to steer it west-northwest over the next 2 to 3 days, but then the system may start to turn in a more northerly direction. We still need to keep a close eye on this one, but I’m not concerned about any impacts through early next week.

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