Nice rain event for Central Alabama - actually all of Alabama - with three-quarters to over two and a half inches recorded in the soaking event yesterday. Rain is long gone this morning, but the clouds are sticking around. I don't expect those clouds to be with us all day, but they could limit the sun in some locations and play havoc with afternoon highs. Plus it is going to be quite breezy out there today with a brick northwest wind at 10 to 20 mph, so be cautious if your plans take you out on the river or lake today.
Also, don't forget to set those clock back tonight when you head for bed. This is the last weekend in October and time to go back on standard time. We get to recover the lost hour of sleep we gave up last April.
Weather improves with a great day in store for Central Alabama on Sunday with lots of sunshine and highs climbing to near the 70 degree mark. And the wind should be much reduced.
Good weather stays with us on Monday, but Tuesday we see another front approach from the northwest. As the upper air flow becomes more westerly, the front will have a hard time making it very far south. I expect to see the front approach the area Tuesday night but become stationary on Wednesday and gradually wash out. This makes the late Tuesday to Wednesday the next time frame for some precipitation in Central Alabama. Right now it looks like amounts will be light, and I think we should be able to get in much of the trick or treating with dry conditions.
Thursday and Friday we cool off a bit with morning lows in the 40s and afternoon highs in the 60s, but it is expected to be dry. And at the moment the next weekend should be dry - at least until late Sunday.
Headed out once again today for a safety event up in Hamilton in Marion County at the invitation of the EMA Director, Matt McCracken. Looking forward to seeing the folks there and chatting about severe weather safety. After all, we are only a few days from the beginning of the secondary severe weather season in Alabama that runs roughly from the first of November to the middle of December. I hope you have a great weekend and God bless.