Fall will officially begin at 9:49 a.m. Saturday but temperatures will stay summer-like for the start of the weekend. Afternoon temperatures on Saturday will be in the low to mid 80s and skies will be mostly sunny. Conditions look great for the football games in Tuscaloosa and Starkville.
Cooler air will filter in on Sunday, the first full day of fall. Plan on low to mid 70s along with mostly clear skies. Chilly 40s will redevelop Sunday night.
Fair skies will continue to dominate the region for most if not all of next week. The 70s will stick around on Monday but the 80s will come back in earnest by the middle of the week.