James Spann: Cold front makes a mostly dry pass through Alabama tonight

WARM SPRING DAY: Temperatures are hovering right around 80 degrees across Alabama this afternoon with a good supply of sunshine through scattered clouds. A cold front will pass through tonight; it could squeeze out a few isolated showers, but moisture is very limited, and most communities will stay dry.

THURSDAY/FRIDAY: Thursday will be a sunny, breezy and noticeably cooler day with a high between 62 and 65 degrees. By Friday morning, some of the colder pockets across north and central Alabama could see more scattered, light frost with lows down in the 30s (larger cities will be closer to 40). Friday will be a sunny day with a high between 67 and 70 degrees.

THE ALABAMA WEEKEND: Saturday looks fantastic, with ample sunshine and a high in the low to mid 70s. However, clouds roll in quickly Saturday night, and Sunday will be a wet day. The latest run of the Global Forecast System shows rain moving in early in the day, with a soaking rain through the morning and afternoon. The air will be stable with temperatures in the 60s as the surface low will pass to the south — so no severe storms and probably very little thunder. Just a good old-fashioned rainy day; rain amounts of 1 to 2 inches are likely Sunday and Sunday night.

FOOTBALL WEATHER: Alabama’s annual spring “A Day” game is Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bryant Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa. It will be a perfect day for the game. With a sunny sky, temperatures will rise from the low 70s at kickoff into the mid 70s by the second half. There is no risk of rain.

NEXT WEEK: Monday will be cloudy and cool with a chance of lingering showers; then, the rest of the week looks mostly dry and quiet with highs back in the 70s.

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN: The Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama will be April 20-22 at Barber Motorsports Park. We have a forecast page set up for it on AlabamaWx. Click here to check it out.

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