6:52AM February 3, 2023

CLEARING SKIES TODAY; COOL, NICE WEEKEND… Clouds will continue to gradually clear out of south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Friday now that a cold front has pushed across the region. High temperatures today will only be in the mid- to upper-50s. Temperatures will dive to near or just below the freezing mark in the overnight hours. Most spots will be in the 28-32 degree range by daybreak.

MOSTLY SUNNY SATURDAY AND SUNDAY… Other than a few passing clouds on Sunday morning, skies will be mostly sunny tomorrow and on Sunday. High temperatures will be around 60 on Saturday and near 65 on Sunday.

NICE START TO NEXT WEEK; RAIN LIKELY BY MIDWEEK… Mostly sunny skies will continue to be likely on Monday into Tuesday ahead of our next rain chance setting up for Wednesday evening into Thursday. High temperatures will be in the 70s next week. It is a bit too early to know if severe storms will be a possibility on Thursday, but that is something we will be monitoring over the next few days.

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6:50AM February 2, 2023

RAIN & STORMS LIKELY LATER TODAY; A FEW STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE NEAR COAST… Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely across the region later today into tonight. A few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms cannot completely be ruled out this evening, particularly closer to the northwest Florida coast. Most communities will simply have rain at times today into tonight. High temperatures on this Thursday will be in the low- to mid-70s. Rain will clear out around midday tomorrow, paving the way for a nice weekend ahead. Sunshine is expected on both Saturday and Sunday. A few more Thursday morning forecast notes are below.

SEVERE WEATHER TIMING – THIS EVENING… 4PM to 11PM is the seven hour window when a few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms may happen in parts of coastal Alabama, northwest Florida, and south-central Alabama. These are the zones where the Storm Prediction Center has included a low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk. I am not expecting any major severe weather issues with this passing weather system, but I would encourage you to have a way to hear urgent weather warnings (like always) just in case a few warnings are needed.

RAIN & STORMS CLEAR OUT TOMORROW MORNING… Rain and thunderstorms will continue to be possible overnight into early Friday morning, long after the technical risk of strong storms comes to an end. I expect rain and thunderstorms to clear out by Friday in the midday hours. High temperatures on Friday will be in the mid-50s. Breezy conditions are expected with winds out of the north at 15 to 20 mph.

NICE, COOL WEEKEND… Mostly sunny skies are expected on Saturday and Sunday. We start the weekend on Saturday morning with overnight lows in the 32-34° range by 6AM Saturday. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the low- to mid-60s.

SUNNY SKIES TO START NEXT WEEK; RAIN RETURNS MIDWEEK… Skies will remain mostly sunny on Monday with temperatures likely to be closer to the 70 degree mark in the afternoon hours. Clouds will increase in coverage on Tuesday ahead of our next rain chance (after tonight into Friday) on Wednesday of the upcoming week. It remains a bit too early to know if severe storms will be possible midweek. That is something we will be monitoring over the next few days.

HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY… I have no idea if any of the local or regional groundhogs saw their respective shadows this morning, but I can tell you this: Our local pattern will likely remain comparatively warm for this time of year over the next few weeks. There will be occasional bouts of cold air, like what we will experience over the next 24 hours, but for the most part, I don’t see any major signs of any significantly cold, Arctic air intrusions like what we dealt with around Christmas.

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