RIGHT NOW: The weather is very nice out there on this Monday evening. Check out the view just before 7 PM ET from our ALFA cam atop the Mountain Creek Inn at Callaway Gardens:
Temperatures remain pleasant as well, with 60s and 70s on the map as of 6 PM ET:
Tonight, look for lows back down in the 40s and 50s - fairly typical weather for October as we see the chilly starts followed by a pleasant and warm afternoon.
BEAUTIFUL WEATHER AHEAD: As we look at the next 7 days, we find that really pleasant weather should stick around in the forecast - we expect a couple of dry cold fronts to pass through the area at times, but these won't have a lot of moisture to work with. Rain is not expected, and as these fronts move through, they will only increase the clouds a little, and then lower temperatures by a few degrees once they pass by. Overall, we'll go with lows in the 40s and 50s and highs in the 70s for the next seven days.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK: As we look ahead to the long-range forecast, there is a chance we don't see any measurable rain around here through the end of the month. This would mean two more really nice weekends coming up around here for football, Halloween festivities, Steeplechase, and more. We don't want to set that in stone, of course, but the overall pattern sure does favor more dry and pleasant weather. That's fairly typical for October, which - barring any tropical issues - is usually a quiet and dry month for us weather-wise.
TROPICS: We're watching an area of disturbed weather down in the Bay of Campeche that is drifting east and has the potential to develop into a tropical depression in the coming days. Elsewhere, the tropics are fairly quiet, and while some of the longer-range models show some tropical mischief at times, it doesn't appear to be anything that will affect Alabama or Georgia.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX