From my family to yours, wishing all of you a very happy Thanksgiving. I'm not one to take credit for great weather (because you then, in turn, have to take responsibility for the bad weather). But I'll go ahead and pretend I've had something to do with this nice stretch. Our Thanksgiving forecast is flawless, and there isn't a whole lot of change in the coming days, either.
TODAY: Morning temperatures are a solid chunk warmer today than they were yesterday. That will give us a good head start to climb into the lower and middle 70s this afternoon. Wouldn't shock me one bit if a few spots did better than that.
Black Friday trickles into Black Thursday for a few stores, so there will be shoppers out and about this evening through the wee hours of Friday morning. Overnight temperatures will fall into the 50s but many should stay out of the 40s. If it were me, I'd bring a jacket. But I think you can get away without a heavier coat. Skies will be partly cloudy with zero threat of rain.
FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND: The bulk of rough weather will stay across the heart of the country as waves of energy enhance coverage of precipitation near a frontal boundary. Rain on the warm side transitions to freezing rain and snow as colder air filters in. This energy won't be in any hurry to move eastward, so our weather over the next few days will change very little.
Highs Friday and into Saturday will stay in the 70s under partly to mostly sunny skies. Auburn will likely be a few degrees cooler than that, but has a decent chance of still hitting 70 degrees around gametime for the Iron Bowl.
Temperatures will continue to run well above average through roughly Monday before rain chances start to creep back into the picture. The first day of December is Tuesday of next week, but the 7-day doesn't have any wintry shots on the immediate horizon.
Enjoy the time with friends and family...and enjoy the weather!
WSFA First Alert Meteorologist Eric Snitil