As of 11:30 this morning, we have severe clear skies across Central Alabama. While we have plenty of sunshine across the area, temperatures are struggling to warm up so far. As of the 11:00 am Regional Weather Roundup from the NWS, temperatures were still in the 40 across the area. Birmingham was at 45 degrees. Talladega and Haleyville were tied as the cold spots at 42 degrees. Montgomery was the warm spot (if you would call it warm) at 49 degrees.
WEATHER FOR THE REST OF TODAY
Skies will stay sunny through the rest of the daylight hours with highs reaching the lower 50s to right at 60 degrees across the area from northwest to southeast. For this evening into the late-night hours for the high school football games, skies will be clear with temperatures starting off in the mid-40s to the lower 50s at kickoff and falling into the upper 30s to the mid-40s by the final whistle. For the overnight hours, skies remain clear and it will get cold again. Lows will bottom out in the lower to mid-30s for much of the area, with upper 30s likely south of I-85.
FREEZE WARNINGS & FROST ADVISORIES THROUGH SATURDAY MORNING
Freeze warnings have been issued for all of North Alabama and the northern half of Central Alabama that will go into effect tonight at 11:00 pm and is set to expire at 9:00 am. At the same time, a Frost Advisory is in effect for much of the southern half of Central Alabama with the exception of the counties south of I-85.
JUST A TAD WARMER ON SATURDAY
We’ll continue to have outstanding weather as skies will be mainly sunny throughout the daytime hours. Afternoon highs will be a little warmer, making it up into the upper 50s to the mid-60s across the area from northwest to southeast.
A tropical wave is producing some disorganized showers and thunderstorms nearly 1000 miles southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Upper-level winds are forecast to become unfavorable for development by later today, and significant development of this wave is not anticipated as it moves westward at 10 to 15 mph. No threat to any landmass. The rest of the Atlantic Basin remains quiet.