12:40AM August 19, 2022

SCATTERED STORMS INLAND… Heavy pockets of rain are happening early on this Friday across parts of northern Monroe, northern Conecuh, Butler, and Wilcox counties. These showers and storms are moving east toward Greenville, Luverne, and Chapman.

A few claps of thunder will be possible over the next few hours as more thunderstorms develop across the region.

Scattered storms are likely around daybreak and will increase in coverage throughout the day.

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8:33PM August 18, 2022

40% CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM DEVELOPING IN S.W. GULF… Heavy rain and gusty winds will accompany a tropical disturbance in the southwestern Gulf moving toward northern Mexico and south Texas in the days ahead. Right now, local impacts in south Alabama and northwest Florida are not expected from this system, regardless of if formal development happens. The National Hurricane Center indicates in their 8PM discussion that development odds have increased to around a 40% chance.

LOCALLY – MORE RAIN & STORMS… I realize this is probably the last thing most folks want to hear around our local area. It looks like more in the way of showers and thunderstorms will be possible overnight and likely again on Friday. Scattered thunderstorms will be under severe limits in most cases, but some of the storms may be strong at times with gusty winds being possible. There is no discernible tornado risk tonight or on Friday. Storms may be loud and proud at times, however.

SCATTERED STORMS AROUND THIS WEEKEND… The prevailing pattern continues into the weekend with more scattered storms being possible across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Most of the thunderstorms this weekend will happen in the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will be in the upper-80s this weekend with morning lows around the 70 degree mark.

I will have a fresh look at the forecast, including a look at the projected radar for each hour on Friday, in the next regularly scheduled RedZone Weather forecast video set to be posted tomorrow by 7:15AM.

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Have a nice Thursday evening!

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6:59PM August 18, 2022

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11:47AM August 18, 2022

HEAVIER RAIN APPROACHING ANDALUSIA… Light to moderate rain continues in many communities across south Alabama and northwest Florida as of midday. A heavier band of rain happening near Red Level and River Falls is pushing eastward into Andalusia and areas near Gantt as we approach Noon.

Rain will intermittently continue in the hours ahead across the region.

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6:54AM August 18, 2022

THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY TODAY AND ON FRIDAY… Scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms will continue to be possible today and again on Friday. Rain could be heavy at times today in some of the stronger storms. There is a chance some of the storms may briefly produce gusty winds capable of knocking down a tree or two across the region. High temperatures will be in the upper-80s today. More scattered storms are likely on Friday and again on Saturday. Keep in mind that some communities today and in the days ahead will receive no rain at all. That is the way it works around here in the summer months. Some communities get two inches of rainfall while other communities just down the road from you may not get any rain at all.

30% CHANCE OF TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN BAY OF CAMPECHE… An area of disturbed weather bringing heavy rain to parts of Central America continues to move northwest. This tropical disturbance is situated near the southern part of the Yucatan Peninsula near Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. The disturbance will continue to move northwest and emerge over the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf of Mexico tonight or tomorrow. The National Hurricane Center indicates there is a 30-40% chance of this system briefly becoming a tropical storm before moving inland across parts of north Mexico or south Texas in a few days. Local impacts in south Alabama or northwest Florida appear highly unlikely at this time.

REMAINDER OF TROPICAL ATLANTIC IS QUIET… For now, the remainder of the Atlantic Basin (outside of the aforementioned tropical disturbance) is quiet with no new tropical storms expected to develop over the next 5 days. Some of the longer range models have indicated the potential for an uptick in tropical activity in 7-10 days across parts of the basin, but it is too early for any specifics. I’ll keep you posted if anything legitimate develops. Note that the fear mongers and “tropical trolls” (people that love making “hype posts” and clickbait to garner clicks and likes) will have a field day with the ramp up in tropical activity. Pay them no attention. Stick to me, stick to local, reputable meteorologists, stick to the National Weather Service. Pay no attention to the fear mongers. They scare people and increase anxiety, which isn’t helpful for anyone.

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See all the details in your Thursday morning #rzw forecast video. Have a wonderful day!

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2:33AM August 18, 2022

MULTIPLE CLUSTERS OF STORMS… Thunderstorms happening near McDavid, Century, Jay, and Flomaton are pushing southeast into areas near Brownsdale, Cobbtown, Berrydale, and Whitfield.

Another, separate cluster of thunderstorms is happening near Dauphin Island and Fort Morgan. These storms are drifting eastward toward Gulf Shores and Orange Beach.

Severe storms are not expected through daybreak, but loud thunder is occasionally happening in the storms across our region.

I’ll have your next full forecast video posted by 7:15AM.

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1:37AM August 18, 2022

STORMS MOVING SOUTHEAST… At 1:37AM, a few thunderstorms are moving southeast across parts of our local area. Heavy rain is pushing into Atmore, Davisville, Wawbeek, Canoe, Flomaton, Century, Byrneville, Bratt, and McDavid. Storms are also moving into Gantt, Clearview, and Dozier from the northwest.

These storms are occasionally producing loud thunder. Fortunately, there is no significant severe weather threat through daybreak. Gusty winds will be possible, but no discernible tornado risk.

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