Chilly start to the day, warmer weather in the afternoon


Friday will be sunny and very warm with afternoon temperatures near record highs - in the middle 80s. At this point, it looks like the main window for showers will come from about 4 Saturday afternoon through 6 a.m. Sunday. A cold front will bring showers and possibly a thunderstorm into Alabama Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. Some thunder is possible, but no severe weather is expected.

Mostly sunny and cool conditions will continue into Monday with morning temperatures as low as the upper 30s to lower 40s. Monday morning will be near freezing with highs still in the 50s. We start the day on Sunday in the upper 30s with highs near 54°.

Lows rain chances during the day on Saturday. Right now traveling on Wednesday overall good especially if you're close enough to drive.

Saturday, Alabama hosts the Mercer Bears at Bryant-Denny Stadium (11 a.m. kickoff).

AccuWeather, the private forecasting company based in Pennsylvania, says a storm system next week "has the potential to bring a period of rain along the Atlantic coast and snow over the Appalachians spanning Wednesday to Thanksgiving Day".

Rain chance at 70%. Temperatures will be in the 60s.

High pressure will continue to build in through Friday, keeping our conditions dry. Highs on Sunday will only be in the mid 50s and we'll likely hold afternoon readings in the chilly 50s for Thanksgiving week with overnight lows in the 30s. We will keep pinning it down over the next few days. The rest of the Atlantic basin is quiet. This is the show all about weather featuring many familiar voices, including meteorologists at ABC 33/40.

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