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Cooler & Drier Air Moves In – Quiet Weather Pattern

Posted on: 9:06 am, October 7, 2013, by

There is a crisp and refreshing feel to the air this morning, thanks to cooler and drier air continuing to filter into the region behind the cold front that pushed through yesterday and last night.  The rain has shifted east and clouds are continuing to clear, making way for a beautiful start to the work week!   Check out the view from our Saturn V Rocket camera at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center!

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Temperatures dipped into the mid to upper 40s for a few communities in northwest Alabama and adjacent Tennessee, but most were in the low to mid 50s.  Since morning lows, temperatures have slowly warmed and everyone is in the 50s as of 9:00 am.

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Expect a mostly sunny sky to persist throughout the day.  Despite abundant sunshine, highs will only warm into the upper 60s and low 70s at best, about seven to ten degrees below average for early October.  With a northerly breeze, it will likely feel a little cooler, so you may want a light jacket handy the entire day.

Sunset is at 6:23 pm and temperatures will fall quickly under a mostly clear sky.  By 9:00 pm temperatures will be in the mid 50s, with everyone heading toward the mid to upper 40s by daybreak Tuesday.  The last time Muscle Shoals and Huntsville dipped into the 40s was back on May 25th.  After a chilly start to Tuesday, a warming trend will begin Tuesday afternoon, with highs in the low to mid 70s.  A gradual warm up will ensue throughout the week, with highs back to near 80 degrees and lows in the mid 50s.  Rain chances will remain slim to none over the next several days.

- Jennifer Watson

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