Temperatures will be almost 10 degrees below average for some in the morning. Temperatures will range from 59-65 degrees. Places like Haleyville, Double Springs, and Hamilton will be the coolest.
Friday will feature plenty of sunshine. No chance of rain. That is thanks to this ridge of high pressure that is sitting just off to our west. It will be the main influencer in our forecast through the weekend.
Labor Weekend Outlook: The dry and less humid air will stick around on Saturday as an area of high pressure aloft builds over the Southeast U.S. It will be mostly sunny, warm, and comfortable. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s.
Sunday will become more humid as the area of high pressure builds to the west. This will allow for a trough of low pressure to move over the eastern U.S., and it will send a weak upper-level wave across Alabama. This will make it partly cloudy, warm, and humid with a slight chance for a few showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the upper 80s.
Monday will be a little more humid with spotty showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will stay in the upper 80s.
College Football Forecast: There will be some great weather as we kickoff the start of college football this weekend! If you are headed to Atlanta to see Alabama take on Miami it will be mostly sunny and warm for the 2:30 PM kickoff. The roof will be open in the Mercedes Benz Stadium, so temperatures will be in the 80s.
Auburn is taking on Akron at 6:00 PM in Auburn. It will be mostly clear and warm with kickoff temperatures around 80°.
Birmingham Southern is taking on LaGrange at Krulak Stadium with a 6:00 PM kickoff. It will be mostly clear with temperatures in the lower 80s.
Tracking the Tropics: Larry has become the 5th hurricane of the season way out in the far eastern Atlantic. It will get stronger and forecast to be a Category 3 Hurricane this weekend. Fortunately, it is expected to be a “Fish Storm” and stay out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.
Invest 91L is located over NE Nicaragua and producing disorganized showers and thunderstorms. It has a low chance to develop over the Gulf of Honduras on Friday. After that time, it will move across Central America and into the southern Gulf of Mexico this weekend. Strong upper-level winds will likely limit development. However, forecast models are taking what is left of this system into the western Gulf next week. It will be something to watch to see if it can redevelop. Stay tuned.
Elsewhere…the rest of the tropics are quiet.
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