October begins warm

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We say bye-bye to the 9th month of the year with fairly nice weather that carries on as a new month dawns. October is a time of transition, though and by the end of the week, we’ll see a big change. A strong cold front will sweep across the southeast, bringing with it a threat for severe weather late Thursday into early Friday. In the wake of the front, much cooler and drier weather moves in for the weekend.

For the rest of the afternoon and into the early evening, expect partly cloudy skies with warm conditions. Overnight, there may be pockets of patchy fog that develop after midnight continuing into the pre-dawn hours. Lows should settle into the mid 60s. Wednesday should be a mostly sunny and warm day with highs in the mid to in some cases upper 80s. Thursday will also be warm with highs again in the mid to upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. By late afternoon the cloud cover should begin to increase as the front gets closer. Late Thursday night into the morning on Friday is when thunderstorms will move through. The severe weather threat may be confined to areas of north of Birmingham, but that could change so check back here as we monitor the progress of the front. The storms should be gone by Friday afternoon and breezy northwest winds will move in, cooling us off and drying us off for the weekend, Highs Friday should be in the upper 70s. Look for mid 70s Saturday and Sunday with plenty of sunshine. The mornings will be cool with lows Saturday in the upper 40s to low 50s!

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