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FIRST ALERT: Return to cooler fall weather later this week, possible shower late Friday night

Published: Oct. 13, 2021 at 5:46 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 13, 2021 at 8:47 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Temperatures have improved this evening. While days have remained unseasonably warm, the nights have felt quite pleasant. The sky will remain mostly clear with lows in the 60s. The dry weather will continue on Thursday with another big afternoon warm-up into the 80s.

We will experience another rain-free day on Friday, but we could see some wet weather Friday night. Rain associated with the next cold front will start to impact northwest areas by 9 p.m. A line of showers and possibly a few storms will impact the area from west to east, exiting by 6 a.m. Saturday. Most high school football games should remain dry, especially if you live along and east of I-65. Severe weather is not expected, but be alert for possible lightning producers.

Temperatures will be dropping into the 50s many places during the morning hours on Saturday, and struggling to reach 70 degrees during the afternoon. The winds will increase ,so be ready for gusty conditions. If you plan on being outside Saturday evening, you will want to dress up warmly, with pants and a jacket. Temperatures will quickly drop into the 60s and 50s after 8 p.m.

College Football Forecast: With a cold front moving through the Southeast, we should see dry and clear weather for several college football games. Auburn will travel to Fayetteville, Arkansas to take on the Razorbacks at 11 a.m. I would apply the sunscreen and grab a jacket as kickoff temperatures will start in the mid 50s and warm into the mid 60s by the end of the game. UAB will take on Southern Mississippi at 2:30 p.m. in Hattiesburg, MS. Plan for sunshine and temperatures in the lower 70s at kickoff with breezy conditions. You’ll need to grab a warm coat if you plan on attending the Alabama game in Starkville, MS. Kickoff temperatures at 6 p.m. could start out in the low to mid 60s. Plan for a clear sky and breezy conditions with temperatures cooling into the mid to upper 50s by the end of the game.

With a clear sky and light winds in place, temperatures are forecast to quickly cool Saturday night. Many spots could wake up into the mid to upper 40s Sunday morning. It could be some of the coolest air of the season so far. We should see plenty of sunshine Sunday with very low humidity levels. It will feel fantastic if you plan on doing anything outside. Temperatures are forecast to remain 5-7 degrees below average with highs in the lower 70s.

Early next week the cool and dry weather persists. Near normal temperatures by the middle of the week and rain possibly Wednesday into Thursday as another cold front heads our way. Finally, it’s going to start feeling like the season.

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