HEAVY RAIN & STORMS LIKELY TODAY… Numerous showers and thunderstorms are happening across south Alabama and northwest Florida this morning. Showers and storms will be likely throughout the day. There is a limited risk of flash flooding and nuisance-type flooding in areas that have storms this afternoon. Storms could be slow-moving today, setting the stage for some areas to pick up 1-3” of rain in a very short period of time. Isolated spots could have upwards of 4-6 inches of rain by tomorrow.
RADAR UPDATE… Heavy rain and storms are happening near Brewton, East Brewton, Atmore, Poarch, Flomaton, Pineview, Andalusia, Opp, Bay Minette, Jay, and Century this morning. This complex of rain and storms is moving south, slowly. I’ll have radar updates throughout the day in the RedZone Weather app.
LIMITED RISK OF FLASH FLOODING… The National Weather Service in Mobile has placed the entirety of our area under a limited risk today for flash flooding. Again, there will be some spots that have no rain while some spots will have over 2-3” of rain. This depends totally on where rain showers and thunderstorms fire up later this afternoon. We note some small areas of rain on radar already this morning. Coverage of showers and storms will expand throughout the day.
SEVERE WEATHER RISK REMAINS LOW… Just like previous days, there could be a rogue storm or two that briefly ramps up to severe levels. This does NOT mean “tornado risk.” The risk of a tornado today remains basically zero. The concerns today will be brief gusty winds, small hail, flash flooding, and dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning in the stronger storms.
MORE STORMS ON SATURDAY… Many events are going on across south Alabama and northwest Florida this weekend, including the Alabama Blueberry Festival here in Brewton. Showers and thunderstorms will again pop up in the heat of the day across the region. High temperatures today, tomorrow, and Sunday will be near 90° in areas not shrouded by clouds.
I’ll have plenty of updates throughout the day in the RedZone Weather app (redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download). Have a great day!