WIND CHILL VALUES TO BE AROUND 30 DEGREES BY 6AM… Cold temperatures combined with a brisk wind out of the northwest overnight will cause wind chill values to dip into the low-30s and upper-20s by early Friday morning. This will be the coldest night of the fall season so far with air temperatures dipping into the mid- to upper-30s across inland stretches of south Alabama. Winds will be out of the northwest at 10-20 mph overnight. Temperatures will struggle to hit the 60 degree mark on Friday afternoon as cold, dry, stable air continues to filter in from the northwest.
TRICK-OR-TREATING TONIGHT… Most spots remain in the low-50s as of 6PM on this Halloween Thursday. We’ll be in the mid- to upper-40s for trick-or-treating this evening. Rain has cleared out to the east and skies are beginning to clear. No rain is expected this evening. Grab the jackets!
My next forecast video will be posted by 7:15AM on Friday. See you then!
RAIN EXITING TO THE EAST… The last of the rain associated with the passage of the cold front that moved through earlier today is exiting out of Okaloosa, Covington, and Santa Rosa counties. This means that the entirety of south Alabama and northwest Florida should be dry for trick-or-treating tonight!
COLD TEMPS… Temperatures are in the 50s across the region now that the cold front has moved by. I expect temperatures to be in the upper-40s between 5PM and 8PM this evening when folks head out to trick or treat. Clearing skies are expected.
SHOWERS PUSHING EASTWARD… The severe weather risk across south Alabama and northwest Florida has come to an end as cold, drier air begins to invade our area. Temperatures behind the passing cold front continue to drop, with locales like Monroeville and Thomasville now in the 50s. Rain will continue to progressively move out in the hours ahead. I expect vast majority of the showers to be well to our east by 4PM.
Check out the thermal gradient in place across our region. 59 degrees at the Evergreen Airport, 81 at the Andalusia-Opp Airport – only 40 miles away! Cold front continues pushing eastward. pic.twitter.com/6CjO73o4MU
— Spinks Megginson (@rzweather) October 31, 2019