West Alabama Tuesday Briefing
It is Tuesday, October 10, 2023. The weather will warm up a bit today, but it will still be comfortable. The good news is a tropical disturbance in the northwestern Gulf will bring the most parched are of southwest Alabama some beneficial rainfall tomorrow through Friday. It's also possible some of the rain could reach as far inland as West Alabama. Thats is the good news, the bad news is it probably will not be enough to end the drought.
Today: Partly cloudy south, sunny north. Highs will be in the low to mid 80s.
Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 61. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.
Wednesday: A 30 percent chance of rain, mainly after 1pm. Cloudy, with a high near 73. Light south wind becoming southeast 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.
Wednesday Night: Rain likely, mainly after 1am. Cloudy, with a low around 59. East wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Remainder of Work Week: 20% to40% chances of rain through Friday afternoon with highs in the upper 70s to lower 80s and lows in the mid 60s.
High School Football & Bama Homecoming Pep Rally Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 61.
Crimson Tide Homecoming Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 76.
Topping the News:
Tuscaloosa businessman Gene “Poogie” Poole, his wife and traveling party are headed to Jordon this morning by bus, as they attempt to escape war torn Israel. Poole says it has been a scary few days as they have witnessed rocket attacks and stepped-up Israeli security, and they will be glad to get on an airplane headed to the USA today.
The Tuscaloosan’s are among several hundred Alabamians caught in Israel during the Hamas terror attacks that have now become a full-blown war.
It will be a busy weekend in Tuscaloosa/Northport. UA’s homecoming pep rally is on the Quad Friday night…Due to TV the homecoming parade will step off at 7am Saturday morning with the homecoming against Arkansas at 11am.
Meanwhile, the 2-day Kentuck Festival of the Arts begins its two-day run Saturday morning. The 52-year-old nationally recognized arts festival is at Kentuck Park in Northport at 9am Saturday and Sunday.
If a Republican had said it, there would be a special prosecutor investigating. That is the response of GOP members of congress to former CIA Director and retired 4-Star Air Force General Michael Hayden suggesting on social media that Alabama Senator Tommy Tuberville be removed from the human race over his blockage of military promotions. His comment comes as Tuberville has refused to remove the promotion block despite war in Israel.
Meanwhile, Tuberville is posting a message on his Facebook site asking anyone who knows someone still in Israel to contact his office for assistance.
The Democratic National Committee is ordering Alabama Democrats to adopt new By-laws by February 1st. They agree with Alabama Vice Chair Tabitha Isner that the 2023 bylaws reversed diversity in the party by ending the 2019 bylaws which created caucuses for various special interest groups in the party. Alabama Democratic Party leadership disagrees with the order but will comply.
There was no winner in last night’s Powerball 1.5 billion jackpot, so the new prize amount is 1.73 billion, the 2nd highest ever. So, are you headed to Mississippi?
The Southeastern Conference and CBS have announced the game time for the Alabama-Tennessee game. The Crimson Tide and the Volunteers will face off in Bryant-Denny Stadium on October 21 at 2:30 p.m. CST.
It should be a wild crowd as Alabama seeks revenge for last season's narrow loss that let to UT fans and students storming the field in Knoxville.
The Alabama women's golf team finished the opening round of play at the Illini Invitational at Medinah Monday, ending the day in a tie for 8th overall with a team score of 1-over par 580 (299-281).
After round one the Tide sat in a tie for 12th place, carding a 11-over par 299 but turned things around in the second round shooting a seven-under par 281 moving up four spots on the team leaderboard. The Crimson Tide were led by Taylor Kehoe carding a 3-under par 69 in the final round of the day.
Week three of Alabama baseball's fall practice slate is highlighted by an exhibition with Auburn on Friday.
The Crimson Tide and Tigers are scheduled for a 5 p.m. CT first pitch at Sewell-Thomas Stadium. Admission to the exhibition is free while fans are encouraged to bring their own food and drink as concession stands will not be open.
Have a terrific Tuesday!!