Colder weather on the way

We’re bracing for a big change starting Halloween night. A cold front swinging in from the central Plains is set to bring us windy and cool weather for Halloween along with a few clouds. Snow lovers – head to the Smokies because this same system will bring a couple of inches there Saturday. Don’t worry – we won’t see any snow, just the cold. Saturday and Sunday morning we’ll wake to freezing temperatures and it won’t get much warmer during the day despite abundant sunshine. A new system coming in from the west increases the cloud cover late Tuesday and leads to showers and some isolated thunderstorms Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Overnight, a veil of high clouds drifts in keeping some from getting as cold as Thursday morning with lows in the low to mid 40s. Through the day, as the front sweeps across, we’ll see a variety of weather from partly to mostly cloudy skies and there could even be a brief passing sprinkle. By the time kids head out for Trick or Treat, it will be quite windy and cool, so they may need jackets. Friday night going into Saturday morning, temperatures will fall to the mid 30s, so we’ll flirt with a freeze. However, since it will still be windy, a frost isn’t likely but we’ll have wind chills in the 20s! Saturday will be breezy and sunny with highs only in the low to mid 50s. Saturday night going into Sunday morning with near calm winds, we’ll likely see a freeze across much of central Alabama with frost likely as well. You may need to throw a sheet over sensitive plants in your garden. Temperatures moderate a bit early next week, climbing back into the upper 60s and low 70s by Election Day.

Fans heading to Oxford to cheer on Auburn should make sure they bring warm coats. Game time temperatures will be around 50 nd they’ll drop fast through the game into the low 40s!

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