1:18PM January 22, 2021

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6:55AM January 22, 2021

RAIN LIKELY AT TIMES THROUGH MIDDAY; RAIN & STORMS RETURN MONDAY… Scattered showers will continue to stream in from the west on this Friday. Rain has been concentrated across inland areas this morning. No severe weather issues are expected today, but I cannot completely rule out a rumble of thunder of two near the coast. Rain chances will decline throughout the day and by the time we get to 9PM tonight, most spots should be dry. The weekend will be drier overall with low rain chances on Saturday and on Sunday. Our next weather system is slated to move by on Monday. Scattered thunderstorms are expected with a low-end chance of a few strong to marginally severe storms locally and perhaps across central and north Alabama. Let’s look at all of your Friday forecast details.

LOW RAIN CHANCES SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY… While I cannot completely rule out a few showers on Saturday, I suspect that vast majority of our local area will remain dry. Sunday could feature a few more showers in the afternoon and evening hours as our next weather system begins to approach from the west. Highs on Saturday and Sunday will be in the mid-60s. Overnight lows will be in the 40s.

POSSIBILITY OF A FEW STRONG STORMS MONDAY… Showers and thunderstorms will be possible across much of the Deep South, including Alabama, Mississippi, and northwest Florida. There is a chance a severe weather risk zone may be needed across the region, potentially including our local area, on Monday. It remains to be seen whether a tornado risk will set up, but at bare minimum, it looks like there could be gusty winds in the stronger storms. This is something we will be monitoring in model trends over the next few days. Please check in for updates in the RedZone Weather app. Rain will move out Monday evening to the east.

ANOTHER ROUND OF SHOWERS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY… Tuesday is expected to be dry ahead of another round of showers becoming possible on Wednesday of the upcoming week. Highs will remain near 70, which is above our climatological norms for this time of year.

MILD TEMPERATURES AHEAD… Speaking of above normal temperatures, there is no time in the next 7 days when temperatures will dive into the 30s. There is a good chance tonight into Saturday morning will be the coldest morning out of the next 7 mornings with overnight lows in the mid-40s. High temperatures on Monday will surge into the mid-70s.

APP… Be sure to download our free RedZone Weather app if you haven’t done so already. redzoneweather.com/app is the link where you can download the app for your iOS or Android device. Once you have the app downloaded, be sure to visit the Alerts tab in the lower right corner of the app to select the specific notifications you would like to receive straight from me.

See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video. Have a wonderful weekend!

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8:32PM January 21, 2021

RAIN LIKELY ON FRIDAY; RAIN COULD BE HEAVY AT TIMES… Here comes the rain! We are already seeing a few showers that continue to move in from the west. Rain coverage will increase overnight. There is a 90% chance of rain tomorrow (Friday), mainly in the morning hours. Rain could be heavy at times and there is a small risk of a few instances of flash flooding, mainly across west Alabama. There is NOT, however, a tornado or severe thunderstorm risk with this passing weather system. Monday may be a different story, but this will almost certainly just be heavy rain at times through Friday midday. A few more Thursday evening forecast notes are below.

GREATEST CHANCE OF FLASH FLOODING OVER SOUTHWEST ALABAMA… The Weather Prediction Center has highlighted parts of southwest Alabama and southeast Mississippi in their low-end risk zone for flash flooding, valid on Friday morning. Rain totals of 1 to 3 inches are expected in parts of Monroe, Clarke, Washington, Choctaw, Marengo, and Wilcox counties. I do not expect flash flooding to become a widespread, major issue, but there could be some localized areas that have brief flooding issues.

LOWER RAIN AMOUNTS NEAR THE COAST… While most inland communities will pick up at least one inch of rainfall in total, there is a real chance communities at the immediate beach zones in Alabama and northwest Florida won’t have AS much rainfall, comparatively. Most communities closer to the coast will pick up between a quarter of an inch and 1 inch of rainfall in total.

STRONG STORMS POSSIBLE MONDAY… Our next chance of strong to potentially severe thunderstorms will happen on Monday as a dynamic weather system passes to our north. There still is quite a bit of uncertainty about specifics. There is no way to know just yet if tornadoes will be a concern or if this will be more of a damaging wind risk. I will be closely monitoring model guidance this weekend and will bring you the latest in the RedZone Weather app.

APP ALERTS… redzoneweather.com/app is the link where you can download the free RedZone Weather app. We post brief updates throughout each day in the app, keeping you up-to-date about the latest happenings in weather across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Once you have the free app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) then tap the large, yellow Alert Settings button to customize the alerts you would like to receive straight from me.

My next full forecast video will be posted by 7:15AM tomorrow morning. Have a great Thursday evening!

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1:28PM January 21, 2021

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