Warm Wednesday. On and Off Rain Thursday. | Central AL forecast


Tonight: It remains seasonable tonight as lows settle in the low 50s. There will be a few spots that briefly dip into the 40s from Ashville to Gadsden. The sky stays mostly clear.

We will become partly to mostly cloudy on Wednesday as a cold front moves toward the state from the west. We will stay dry, and it will become a little warmer. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s. A few showers will move into central Alabama on Wednesday night with lows in the 60s.

A cold front will move into Alabama on Thursday. This will bring us scattered showers and a few thunderstorms. No severe weather is expected. We will be mild and a little more humid with high temperatures in the mid 70s.

Models are in much better agreement tonigh showing that rain moving out by Friday morning and leaving us with sunshine for Friday and the weekend. Morning lows will reamin in the 50s and afternoon highs don’t change that much, warming into the mid to upper 70s. There will b a few spots that hit 80 from Saturday through Monday.

Weekend Forecast: An area of high pressure is forecast to build over the Southeast U.S. this weekend. This will make it mostly sunny and mild on Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures will be in the upper 70s each day. Football weather will be a treat. 60s for the kickoff for Alabama and 70s for UAB’s homecoming game.

Tracking the Tropics: The tropics are quiet and tropical development is not expected over the next 5 days. It looks like the tropics are starting to calm down as the season only has 6 weeks left. That is not to say we couldn’t see a storm pop-up, but the forecast models are keeping the tropics quiet through the end of October. Cross your fingers!

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