The Bassmaster Classic forecast

FRIDAY
It will be a breezy but sunny day on Lake Guntersville as we finally have all of the rain out of the area and we get a chance to dry out. Even with the sunshine, the combination of cooler temperatures and northwesterly winds averaging 10-15 MPH with gusts up to 25 MPH possible at times, those jackets will definitely be needed. Water may be choppy as well with those gusty winds. Temperatures will start off around 43 degrees at take-off and rising to around 52 degrees for the afternoon high. We will have the wind chill running around 4-6 degrees cooler than the actual temperature. We shouldn't have any clouds to block out the sun any, which also means a 0% chance for rain. Dewpoints will be in the lower 30s throughout the fishing day.

SATURDAY
The good news is that the wind will be calmer and temperatures will be a touch warmer for Saturday, but we'll still remain below-normal for this time of the year. We'll have maximum sunshine throughout the fishing day with temperatures starting off around 33 degrees at takeoff, but will recover nicely and top out around 56 degrees by the mid-afternoon. Winds will be out of the north to the north-northeast at 2-7 MPH and the chance for rain will be at 0%. Dewpoints will be in the upper 20s to near 30 degrees throughout the day.4

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Be sure to "Spring Forward" as it is time for Daylight Saving to go in effect. Set those clocks ahead one hour if you still have manual-setting ones. If not, just double-check those preferred timepieces update properly. Don't want to be an hour late for the start of the final day of The Classic.

SUNDAY
We'll be getting closer to our seasonal normal temperatures for the final day of fishing on Lake Guntersville, but we'll have a few clouds to put up with throughout the day. Skies will be mostly clear but we'll have some clouds block out the sun's rays at times. The good news is that we stay dry on Sunday. Temperatures start off much warmer around 40 degrees at take-off and will climb to around 61 degrees by the early afternoon. Dewpoints will be on a slow rise starting off in the lower 30s and topping out in the upper 30s by the end of the fishing day. Winds will be out of the southeast to the south-southeast at 2-7 MPH.

LUNAR OUTLOOK
Moonset will take place at 4:02 am CST on Friday morning and will rise again at 2:26 pm CST Friday afternoon. Illumination will at approximately 90.4%.

Moonset will take place at 4:52 am CST on Saturday morning and will rise again at 3:36 pm CST Saturday afternoon. Illumination will at approximately 96.3%.

Moonset will take place at 6:37 am CST on Sunday morning and will rise again at 5:48 pm CST Sunday afternoon. Illumination will at approximately 100.0%.