WARM AFTERNOON: Temperatures are mostly between 82 and 86 degrees across Alabama again today with a good supply of sunshine. There’s nothing on radar, and the sky will stay mostly clear tonight with a low in the 60s.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: The day Friday will be warm and dry, with highs in the mid 80s, but a cold front will blow through the state late Friday night. A narrow band of showers will accompany the front; the best chance of rain will come from about 10 p.m. Friday through 4 a.m. Saturday. Moisture will be limited and dynamic support not especially strong, so rain amounts should be less than a tenth of an inch for most places.
During the day Saturday, much cooler air rolls into the state with a brisk north wind of 10-20 mph. The sky will be mostly sunny with a high between 66 and 70 degrees. Temperatures drop into the 41- to 47-degree range by daybreak Sunday with a clear sky and diminishing wind. It will be the coolest night so far this season. On Sunday look for sunshine in full supply with a high around 70 degrees.
NEXT WEEK: The weather looks dry Monday through Thursday with pleasant days and cool nights; highs will be in the 70s. A disturbance will likely bring rain back into the state Thursday night and Friday.
FOOTBALL WEATHER: We have one college game Thursday night.
For the high school games Friday night, it now looks like most stadiums will be dry; the best chance of showers will come after 10 p.m. The sky will be mostly cloudy with temperatures in the 70s.
For the college games Saturday:
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