Temperatures will be on the increase over the next few days. We'll likely see highs in the mid to upper 60s by Thursday. This means a relatively mild Thanksgiving. Compare that with last Thanksgiving's high of 47. The mild temperatures will continue through Friday and the weekend. Most of us will likely escape any chance of rain until Sunday.
What about the Iron Bowl? I think the game will be dry with mostly cloudy skies. Should be good weather for the tailgaters too. Temperatures will be in the 60s. The approaching weekend system will remain to our northwest and really struggle to reach most of the state based on the latest computer guidance. Saturday evening we could see some rain mainly north of I-20. Overnight lows will fall into upper 40s.
(GFS model output for Saturday evening at 6pm)
By Sunday, we will likely begin to see more clouds than sunshine and occasional showers. The rain chances should increase later in the day on Sunday and Money. Highs Sunday will reach around 58 degrees.
(GFS model output for Sunday at 12pm)
CLOUDY WET PATTERN NEXT WEEK: We will likely be dealing with some showers Monday and Tuesday. Highs will reach the upper 50s early next week. We will lack the instability for any severe weather which is always good news.
REST OF THE YEAR: It is unlikely we will see too many extremely cold days through the rest of the year. As typical during an El Nino year, the first half of the Winter is usually mild and wet. There are strong indications we will see a considerably amount of wet weather through December. Don't expect too many sunny days ahead. The Climate Prediction Center is indicating above average precipitation.
As indicated in Jill Gilardi's report earlier this month, colder air will likely take a hard grip on the South beginning in January and likely hitting us hard through February. In the meantime, enjoy many days with highs in the upper 50s and 60s.
Have a great Tuesday!
WBRC Fox6 Chief Meteorologist