6:52AM October 8, 2019

WARM TEMPERATURES THROUGH FRIDAY; BIG COOL DOWN COMING… High temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-80s today now that a weak cold front is clearing out of our area. There are a few tiny showers on radar this morning, but vast majority of us across the region remain dry. We’ll call it a 20% chance of showers today before rain and storms move out completely later this evening. Warm days and cool nights are ahead through Friday, but we have a significant cold front slated to move by late Friday into early Saturday that will knock down temperatures for the weekend. Let’s look at details.

QUIET WEATHER THROUGH THURSDAY… Other than a few showers and thunderstorms today, most of us will be dry. I am not expecting severe weather issues today and the tornado risk remains at basically zero. High temperatures today, Wednesday, and Thursday will be in the mid- to upper-80s with morning lows in the mid-60s. There could be patchy areas of dense fog in the early morning hours over the next several days.

COLD FRONT APPROACHES FRIDAY… Our first big cold front of the season is slated to move by from west to east late in the evening hours of Friday or perhaps early Saturday morning. High school football games will most likely be dry and warm with game time temperatures in the low-80s. The cold front will move by later in the evening after the high school football games. High temperatures on Saturday will only be in the low-80s and there is a chance that some spots across west Alabama may not get out of the upper-70s on Saturday as cool, dry air filters in from the northwest.

NO SIGNIFICANT TROPICAL ISSUES… The National Hurricane Center has outlined three areas of concern in the Atlantic Ocean that have at least some chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next few days. The first area is a developing low pressure area currently situated near the Florida Straits just south of Miami. This area is moving northeast and will emerge into the southwest Atlantic near the northern Bahamas today. The good news is this low pressure will merge with a frontal boundary. It only has a 10% chance of becoming a tropical storm in the next day or two. The other two areas of concern will remain well east of the continental United States over the open waters of the central Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea remain quiet.

JOIN ME ON TELEVISION TONIGHT… I look forward to doing an evening of “fill in” for Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott tonight on WVUA23 News at 5, 6, and 10 o’clock. If you happen to live in a county served by the Birmingham, AL television market, be sure to join us tonight on the TV side. If you’re not in the Birmingham TV market, you can watch online at https://wvua23.com/wvua-23-live-feed at the news times.

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See all the details in your Tuesday #rzw forecast video… Enjoy the day!

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