As of 11:19 am, we have a few scattered light showers mainly along and west of the I-59 corridor in the northern half of Central Alabama, along with a couple of rogue stray showers down in Bibb and Perry counties. The rest of the area is dry, with mostly sunny skies over the extreme southeastern and southern parts of the area, while the rest has mostly cloudy to completely overcast skies.
There is a big range of temperatures across the area as the cold front has made it into the northwestern parts, as Haleyville was the cool spot at 47 degrees as of the 11 am roundup. Much warmer in the southeast, as Eufaula was at 76 degrees, with Troy and Montgomery not that far behind at 74 degrees. Birmingham was at 66 degrees.
For the rest of the daylight hours, skies become mostly cloudy to completely overcast with a small chance of showers south of I-59, and showers to be more likely north of that. Rainfall amounts will be light and afternoon highs will be in the upper 50s to the upper 70s across Central Alabama, but as you have seen, temperatures have already started to fall behind the front in the northwestern parts of the area. For tonight, clouds will be on the decrease and temperatures will fall into the lower 30s to the lower 40s.
Friday will be a much brighter day across Central Alabama with mostly sunny skies, but it will be much cooler as highs will only be in the mid-50s to the mid-60s across the area from northwest to southeast.
Just a brief look ahead to next week, a cold front will move through on Sunday, bringing another chance of rain to Central Alabama. Much colder and drier air will move in behind the front on Monday, where we could see overnight lows in the mid-20s to the mid-30s on Tuesday morning and in the upper 20s to the mid-30s on Wednesday morning.
And a quick look at the forecast for the big game on Saturday, November 27th as Alabama will travel down to the plains to face Auburn. At this point, rain looks to be possible during the game, with temperatures in the lower 50s. Might make the game very interesting.