7:00AM June 30, 2018

SCATTERED STORMS TODAY… Numerous showers and thunderstorms will pop up across south Alabama and northwest Florida today. The greatest chance of rain will happen from 2PM to 8PM, but storms can and will fire outside of that core timeframe. We’ll call it a 60% chance of rain for our region today. There will inevitably be some spots that are dry all day and into the evening, but some spots will be quite wet as these pop-up storms happen. While high temperatures will be in the low-90s this afternoon, heat index values will climb to near 105° by 3PM in some spots.

GENERAL SUMMER STORMS… The showers and thunderstorms that fire up today are our normal, seabreeze-induced thunderstorms that fire up in the heat of the day. These storms normally “pack a punch” with heavy rain and lots of lightning. Widespread severe weather, however, is not expected (like what we had on Thursday across the region) but some of these pop-up storms can briefly ramp up to be strong or even severe. Again, the core timeframe is 2PM to 8PM, but isolated storms are possible outside of that timeframe as well.

SEASONAL DAYS AHEAD… The next seven days will feature heat, ample humidity, and a chance of storms in the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will be around 92° with morning lows in the 70s.

LOW PRESSURE MIDWEEK… Several weather models suggest that an area of low pressure could develop near our area or just to our west over Louisiana by the middle part of this week. For now, there’s no evidence to suggest tropical trouble, but what this does mean is that we may have to bump rain chances up for Wednesday and Thursday before the system moves southwest away from our area. The rest of the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean are quiet.

FANTASTIC PHOTO… Special thanks to Rachel Carrow for the incredible sunset view (above) from near Chumuckla, FL in Santa Rosa County last evening. Many great sunset views came in via the RedZone Weather app. To send in a photo, simply tap the Share tab (bottom middle tab) and complete the name/location info BEFORE you upload the photo so I can properly attribute the photo to you. It is so helpful to have so many folks sending in pics! “Ground truth” observations and photos are immensely helpful to me. Thank you again!

I’ll have radar updates throughout the day, as needed, here in the RZWeather app and on rzweather.com.

Have a wonderful Saturday!

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