6:55AM June 1, 2018

HURRICANE SEASON KICKS OFF… Today (Friday, June 1, 2018) is the first day of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Despite getting off to an early start with the formation of Subtropical Storm Alberto, for now, the tropics remain quiet. The researchers at Colorado State University have issued their annual projection of how the hurricane season could shake out… Dr. Phil Klotzbach and his team suggest 14 named storms, 7 hurricanes, and 3 major hurricanes. Here’s the kicker… It only takes ONE hurricane in your location to be a big deal. We already have had a major threat of flooding in our area (that fortunately did NOT verify) with Alberto. From now through the end of Novermber, it’s time to really start “keeping watch” on the tropics. I’ll bring you the latest every step of the way, with a no-hype, no-frill approach.

STORMS LIKELY LATER TODAY… Another round of pop-up, pulse thunderstorms are expected across south Alabama and northwest Florida this afternoon. Heavy rain, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds are all likely in the stronger storms that pop up. Widespread severe weather is not expected, and the tornado risk today is virtually nil. There could be some “creepy looking” scud clouds around at the base of the thunderstorms, but these are harmless.

WEEKEND FORECAST… More showers and storms are likely to pop up across our area on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. High temperatures will peak in the mid-90s with morning lows in the 70s. Plenty of sunshine around for beachgoers!

Let me know if you have any weather questions. See all the forecast details, including a look at a hurricane season projection in your Friday #rzw forecast video that will be posted shortly here in the RedZone Weather app. Enjoy your weekend!

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