Alabama Skies: Grab those jackets! Our weather brings gusty winds, refreshing temps greet us this weekend!

Published 10:40 pm Friday, October 6, 2023

What a difference a couple days make! After summer just wouldn’t let go, a Canadian cold front strong enough to make a difference finally moved through. Saturday is going to be absolutely gorgeous across the state with sunny skies, gusty breezes, low humidity, and much cooler temperatures.

There is a word of caution, however. This kind of weather will be tempting to get outside to do yardwork or to gather around bonfires. With drought conditions expanding to more and more areas, the dry air, and gusty winds, it’s important to remember we are also under fire weather conditions from the National Weather Service in many places. Even the smallest spark can cause quick problems. Some places are under a burn ban, but even if your community is not, use extreme caution.

Some people may want a jacket going out Saturday evening or Sunday morning. We’re going to be in the 40s overnight all across the state, even along the Gulf Coast.

North Alabama

Sunny and breezy with a high of 66. Wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Clear overnight with a low of 40.

Central Alabama

Sunny with a high of 69. Breezy. Saturday night, clear with a low of 42.

South Alabama

Sunny and breezy with a high of 73. Mostly clear overnight with a low of 43.

Gulf Coast

Mostly sunny with a high of 77. Breezy with wind gusts up to 20 miles per hour. Partly cloudy overnight with a low of 49.