West Alabama Monday Briefing
It is Monday, October 30, 2023, and the pleasant weather conditions of the last couple of weeks will be coming to an end. A Freeze Watch will be in effect from late Tuesday night through Wednesday morning for West Alabama north and west of Marengo and Perry counties. Sub-freezing temperatures as low as 30 degrees will be possible.
Frost and freeze conditions could kill crops, other sensitive vegetation and possibly damage unprotected outdoor plumbing.
According to the National Weather Service in Birmingham, you need to take steps to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above- ground pipes to protect them from freezing.
Today: Skies will be mostly cloudy and turning colder with a small chance of rain. Temperature rising to near 63 by 10am, then falling to around 54 during the remainder of the day. North wind 5 to 15 mph.
Tonight: A 20 percent chance of showers before 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 42. North wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.
Tuesday: Mostly cloudy through mid-morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 59. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
Tuesday Halloween Night: Hauntingly cool conditions are forecast as you're out trick or treating with temperatures falling from the 50s to 40s. There will be no rain treat but it will be spookily breezy.
Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 58. North wind 10 to 15 mph.
Wednesday Night: Widespread frost after 5am. Otherwise, clear, with a low around 30.
Remainder of the Work Week: Widespread frost overnight Thursday and Friday with overnight lows from 30 to mid 30s. Daytime will be sunny with temperatures rebounding into the mid 60s to near 70.
Topping the News:
Minimal rain today will do nothing to impact the ongoing and worsening severe drought conditions. Wildfires continue to burn statewide, and farmers and cattle producers are seeing a significant impact.
A 220-acre wildfire in southwestern Bibb County is one of 11 burning in West Alabama with 74 statewide. Due to dangerously dry conditions, the Alabama Forestry Commission is continuing its No Burn Order for all of north and west Alabama.
ESPN's College Gameday has announced they will return to Tuscaloosa next week for No. 9 Alabama's matchup against the LSU Tigers. This marks the second time this season College Gameday has hosted their show in Tuscaloosa, the first time Alabama has held multiple ESPN College Gamedays in the same season since 2020.
Forgiveness for parking tickets in the City of Tuscaloosa begins a week from today. Toys worth $10.00 will cover one ticket and toys worth $18.00 will pay for two tickets. All the toys collected will go to the Toys for Tots program. The ticket forgiveness runs from November 6th until December 6th.
Tomorrow night is Halloween night and area safety authorities are urging those little ghosts and goblins to be careful. They urge trick or treaters to stay on sidewalks, do not dart across dark streets, wear reflective clothing, and trick or treat in groups. parents are urged to check their children's hall to make sure the candies are wrapped and are safe.
Alabama moved up to 8th in this week’s AP and Coaches college football polls. This weekend’s opponent, LSU is 13th. UGA remains #1.
The World Series resumes tonight in Arizona with the series tied 1 game apiece between Arizona and Texas.
In the battle of former Crimson Tide quarterbacks, Tua threw four touchdown passes yesterday as Miami blasted New England and Mac Jones 31-17.
Former Bama Heisman Trophy winning QB Bryace Young bested Texas 15-13 in yesterday's NFL action. He beat former Ohio State QB C.J. Stroud who is have a good rookie year.
Have a magnificent Monday.