RIGHT NOW: After a cold morning on our Thanksgiving Day (low and mid 20s), we're in for another cold night tonight! Check out 6 PM ET temperatures across the area:
We'll see these numbers dropping into the 20s and lower 30s tonight with another good freeze likely across the area with a mostly clear sky. If you're heading out to stand in some lines to get ready for those midnight sales, be sure you bundle up! The wind won't be a factor, but it will still be cold!
BLACK FRIDAY: After the cold start, we'll warm things back up to the upper 50s and lower 60s on Friday. Some high, thin, cirrus clouds will stream in at times from the west, but overall the forecast will be mostly sunny and continued dry. No issues out there if you're doing some shopping from the weather, but be sure to use patience on the roads!
IRON BOWL SATURDAY: With the wedge starting to set up across the area, we'll see an increase in clouds across the area on Saturday. I don't think we'll have enough moisture for rain, so we'll keep the forecast dry and breezy. Highs will take a step back with the wedge setting up with most spots in the mid 50s. Kickoff temperatures for the game will be around 53 in Auburn, dropping back to the upper 40s by the 4th quarter. If you're doing a little tailgating before the game, it will be chilly as well!
SUNDAY: For the big travel day with folks heading back home, we'll keep the forecast of a partly sunny to mostly cloudy sky with highs in the 50s and low 60s. No rain in the forecast yet!
MONDAY-TUESDAY: A quick moving disturbance will bring a few showers to the area Monday and Tuesday - we note there are still discrepancies with some of the major computer models on how much rain we may get and the timing as well. At this point, I've just put in a 20% chance for both Monday and Tuesday - I don't expect anything widespread and most folks might not get any rain at all. Temperatures will be in the lower 60s.
WEDNESDAY-THURSDAY: We'll see a partly cloudy to partly sunny sky both days, but we'll continue a warming trend in the afternoon hours with highs both days in the 60s. Our next storm system will affect the area by next weekend.
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Chief Meteorologist Derek Kinkade, WTVM / WXTX