One More Mild Day; Showers Tomorrow With Falling Temps

MILD NOVEMBER DAY: With a partly to mostly sunny sky, we project a high in the 72-76 degree range across Alabama today… the average high Birmingham on November 18 is 64. Clouds will increase tonight ahead of a cold front, that will bring showers to the state tomorrow. Moisture will be fairly limited, and rain amounts for most places should be 1/4 inch or less.
And, we should mention that temperatures will go the wrong way tomorrow over the northern third of Alabama. After starting the day around 60 degrees, temperatures will fall into the 40s by mid to late morning north of I-59. The colder air will reach Birmingham/Tuscaloosa/Anniston/Gadsden by early afternoon, and South Alabama tomorrow night.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Friday will be a sunny but very cool day. After a low in the 30-35 degree range, the high Friday will be in the upper 50s for most places. Then, on Saturday, with a good supply of sunshine temperatures will reach the 60s by afternoon. The day Sunday will be dry with a high in the 60s, but rain will likely reach North Alabama Sunday night ahead of the next cold front.
THANKSGIVING WEEK: Rain will end early in the day Monday, followed by a clearing sky. Temperatures will likely hold in the 40s all day Monday with a brisk north wind. Then, Tuesday and Wednesday look mostly sunny and cool with highs in the 50s. The latest global model data suggests some scattered light rain will be possible over Alabama Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday with highs remaining in the 50s… See the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: For the high school games Friday night, the sky will be clear with temperatures falling through the 40s, possibly reaching the upper 30s by the final whistle.
For the college games Saturday…
HUNTINGDON AT BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN (12:00p CT kickoff at General Krulak Stadium): A sunny day for football with temperatures in the 60-65 degree range.
FURMAN AT SAMFORD (12:00p CT kickoff at Seibert Stadium): The sky will be sunny with temperatures in the low to mid 60s.
NORTH ALABAMA AT HAMPTON (12:00p CT kickoff at Hampton, VA): The sky will be sunny with temperatures in the 50-55 degree range during the game.
JACKSONVILLE STATE AT EASTERN KENTUCKY (1:00p CT kickoff in Richmond, KY): The sky will be partly sunny; kickoff temperature near 52 degrees, holding in the low to mid 50s during the game.
ARKANSAS AT ALABAMA (2:30p CT kickoff at Bryant-Denny Stadium): It will be a sunny afternoon with a kickoff temperature around 65 degrees… falling into the 50s by the fourth quarter.
UAB AT USTA (2:30p CT kickoff in San Antonio, TX): This game will be played inside the Alamodome. Outside, the sky will partly sunny with afternoon temperatures in the low to mid 70s.
APPALACHIAN STATE AT TROY (2:30p CT kickoff at Veterans Memorial Stadium): The sky will be sunny; about 68 degrees at kickoff, falling to near 60 by the final whistle.
AUBURN AT SOUTH CAROLINA (6:00p CT kickoff in Columbia, SC): The weather will be clear and cool; temperatures will fall from near 52 at kickoff, to near 45 by the final whistle.
SOUTH ALABAMA AT TENNESSEE (6:30p CT kickoff in Knoxville, TN): The sky becomes mostly cloudy with temperatures falling through the 40s. No risk of rain.
ON THIS DATE IN 1927: A tornado (at times to 260 yards wide) cut a seventeen-mile path through Alexandria, Virginia across the District of Columbia from the Navy yard to Benning Road and 19th St. NE and Northeast to East Riverdale, Maryland. This storm injured 31 people. The tornado struck the Naval Air Station where a wind gust of 93 mph was recorded.
ON THIS DATE IN 2013: An unusually powerful storm system spun up five dozen tornadoes from the Great Lakes to the Tennessee Valley. Two EF4 twisters struck Illinois, hitting the communities of Washington and New Minden.
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