This weekend has been on the warm side but get ready for the temperature roller coaster early this week. You should expect a cold snap early in the week with a warm-up late week.

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The high for today will reach 84 degrees and a cold front will come through Sunday night or Monday morning. This means a few isolated showers as well.

How Cold Will it Get?


James Spann, ABC 33/40, and Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa Chief Meteorologist said that “the coldest air so far this season blows into the state next week. The high Tuesday will drop into the low to mid-50s with a chilly north breeze, and temperatures will be in the 25-35 degree range over the northern 2/3 of the state by Wednesday and Thursday morning. Colder spots will go below freezing, and frost is likely deep into South Alabama.

These temperatures could prompt some record-breaking statistics.  Spann thinks so too. He noted that “new daily records could be established; these are the current records for Birmingham:

Tuesday, October 18:

The record low maximum is 55, set in 1955. The NBM (National Blend of Models) suggests a high of only 53 in Birmingham Tuesday.

Wednesday, October 19:

The record low is 29, set in 1948. Doubtful we break this one, but not totally out of the question.

Thursday, October 20:

The record low is 32 set in both 1964 and 1913... this record is very much in danger with a clear sky and light wind.

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