In the midst of a pair of big home football games Saturday, Mother Nature has finally decided to get some football weather in here. What was a pleasant afternoon is about to turn into a chilly evening and night. In fact, many areas are in store for the coldest night of this young Fall season...
THIS EVENING: While the sun is still up, temperatures will only slowly trickle downward from their afternoon highs. But as night falls, expect temperatures to rapidly drop with each passing hour.
We could already be in the 50s by 7pm. Many locations will dip into the lower 40s by daybreak. Isolated cooler pockets could allow for a 39 degree reading in a spot or two, marking the first time this season we've been in that ballpark. If you have outdoor plans early Sunday, you'll need a coat.
SUNDAY: After the cool morning, plenty of sunshine will give way to a warmer afternoon. Highs tomorrow will approach 80 degrees with more sunshine.
NEXT WEEK: Lower 80s with continued dry conditions will be in place as we start the new week. The overall pattern again fails to support any significant rain chances. This will lead to a further worsening of drought conditions across the region.
WSFA First Alert Meteorologist Eric Snitil