Rain is Moving In. Prepare for a Wet & Windy Start for Thursday.


Tonight, the severe weather risk will stay south. We will have plenty of rain overnight though. In central Alabama conditions are not favorable for rotating storms or even significant lightning. This will be primarily a wind and rain event.

Wind gusts wil reach between 20-30 mph at times. This could cause some brief power outages and even cause a tree to fall. Stay weather tonight and tomorrow.

The rain will increase in coverage overnight. There will essentially be 2 rounds of morning rain. One batch has already started in west Alabama. This will continue to move in and through central Alabama into the morning. Once we hit 11 AM, there will be a window of dry air and no rain for a decent chunk of the afternoon and early evening.

Once the cold front moves through in the morning, we will have clouds and light rain wrapping around the upper-level low north of Alabama throughout the day. It will become very breezy and cooler with high temperatures in the upper 60s. Winds will be around 15-30 mph with gusts to 40 mph. A Wind Advisory is in effect from 10 PM tonight until 1 PM Thursday. Make sure you secure any Halloween decorations!

The clouds and a scattered showers will continue Friday as they wrap around the upper-level low that will stay north of Alabama. It will be chilly and breezy with high temperatures only in the mid 50s. Friday night will be cloudy, chilly, and breezy with a few showers. This will make for some cold football games on Friday evening. Lows will be in the 40s.

Halloween Weekend Forecast: The clouds will stick around on Saturday, and this will make it mostly cloudy. It will stay breezy and cool with high temperatures in the upper 50s. Saturday night will become mostly clear and chilly with lows in the 40s. An area of high pressure will build over the state on Halloween Sunday. This will gradually make it sunny and cool. High temperatures will be in the upper 60s. It will be clear and chilly for Trick-or-Treaters on Sunday night with temperatures falling from the 60s into the 50s between 5-8 PM.

Tracking the Tropics: A deep, non-tropical area of low pressure is located ESE of Cape Cod, MA. It is expected to meander off the NE U.S. Coast today with plenty of wind and rain. Toward the end of the week, the low will could develop some subtropical characteristics again while it moves eastward away from the NE U.S. NHC is giving this system a medium chance to develop.

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