Bill Murray: Perfect Fall Weather for Alabama

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ULTIMATELY: Our long-awaited front crosses central Alabama this morning. Northwest winds are gusting 25 mph behind the front, and they are expected to remain strong throughout the day. A line of weakening showers moved southeast overnight. A severe thunderstorm watch was in effect until midnight, but the southern end of the line was weak. The sky has turned cloudy for a while, but is expected to clear up quickly as drier air spreads over the area. Highs this afternoon will be between 67 and 70 degrees in most places. Tonight’s lows will mostly be in the 1940s, but some levels above the 30s will be measured in the normally cooler parts of northern Alabama.

SUNDAY: Sunday will be a fantastic fall day with abundant sunshine and highs near 70. Sunday night will be another chilly, with widespread 40s. It will be the coldest air so far this season for most communities.

FOOTBALL FORECASTS:

AUBURN IN ARKANSAS (11 a.m. CT kickoff at Fayetteville): A beautiful fall day in Arkansas, with full sunshine and temperatures dropping from 62 at kickoff to the mid-60s in the second half.

SAMFORD AT WOFFORD: (2:30 p.m. CT kick off in Spartanburg, SC): Expect partly sunny skies; a shower is possible at the end of the game. Temperatures will be in the 70s.

JACKSONVILLE STATE TO SAM HOUSTON STATE: (2:00 p.m. CT kickoff in Huntsville, Texas): A sunny day with temperatures dropping from nearly 75 at kickoff into the upper 60s by the final whistle.

TROY IN THE STATE OF TEXAS: (2:00 p.m. CT kickoff in San Marcos, Texas): a cloudless sky; lots of sun with temperatures in the 70s.

UAB SOUTH MISS: (2:30 pm kick off at Hattiesburg): It will be a sunny day; the temperature at kickoff will be close to 73 degrees, dropping to the upper 60 degrees in the fourth quarter.

ALABAMA IN MISSISSIPPI STATE (6pm kick-off in Starkville): Perfect football weather. A clear sky with temperatures dropping from nearly 67 at kick-off to the 1950s in the second half.

NEXT WEEK: Expect similar conditions for much of next week. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will be characterized by sunny and pleasant days with clear and cool nights. The lows will be in the 40s and 50s. The highs will be in the 70s.

BEACH FORECAST CENTER: Get the latest weather and current forecasts for Fort Morgan Beaches in Panama City on our Beach Forecast Center page. There you can select the forecast for the region you want to visit.

TROPICS: The tropics are calm, with no system threatening to become tropical cyclones over the Atlantic in the coming days.

WEATHER REPORT : Great discussion this week with Mike Farrar, President of the American Meteorological Society. He is also one of America’s foremost scientists in the field of numerical weather forecasting. Discover the world’s oldest weather podcast at weatherbrains.com and wherever you get your audio podcasts.

For more weather news and information from James Spann, Bill Murray and other members of the James Spann team, visit AlabamaWx.


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