Fairly dry conditions will remain in place until Friday night when a cold front moves in. This front will team up with tropical moisture from the Gulf to create a decent chance of widespread rain across the WCBI viewing area. Recent model data suggest that some spots may see over 2″ of rain between Friday evening and late Saturday afternoon. This scenario could put a damper on football activities this weekend but the timing of the rain hasn’t been finalized just yet. We’ll continue to adjust things as new data come in. Just be sure you have those ponchos ready to go this week!
Tonight: There will be a few clouds mixed with stars and the full Harvest Moon. Low temperatures will be in the mid 60s.
Thursday: Partly cloudy and warm conditions are expected. Plan on afternoon temperatures right around 90. The wind will be from the southeast between 5 and 10 mph.
Thursday Night: Another quiet night is on tap. Skies will be partly cloudy and lows should be in the mid 60s.
Friday: We’ll have a dry start to the day but shower and storm chances will be going up during the late afternoon and evening hours. The latest data suggest that the best chance of rain will come after high school football but that’s not certain. Keep your fingers crossed! Highs will be in the upper 80s.
Saturday: Widespread showers and thunderstorms are likely. Areas of heavy rain are possible and some locations may see over 2″ of rain. Skies will be mostly cloudy and high temperatures may struggle to get out of the upper 70s. Drier conditions should begin to take over by the time the games kickoff in Starkville and Tuscaloosa.
Sunday: Fall begins at 3:44 PM. Pleasant temperatures and clearing skies will be right on cue.
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