THUNDERSTORMS POPPING; MORE STORMS THIS WEEK… Showers and thunderstorms are rapidly popping up across south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Sunday afternoon. Temperatures have climbed into the 80s in most spots and combined with this extremely moist, humid airmass that is in place across our region, an environment primed for pop-up storms is in place. Be ready for scattered downpours of rain and cloud-to-ground lightning, especially if you’re headed out to play golf or outside in general.
HIGH-LEVEL ALERT TEST RESCHEDULED… The High-Level Alert Test in the RedZone Weather app that was scheduled for last Thursday was postponed due to hazardous weather on Thursday as a derecho-type event moved across our region, downing numerous trees and causing other damage as well. The test has been rescheduled for tomorrow (Monday, July 2, 2018) at 8PM CDT. Discard the dates, but have a check at what you can expect here.
RAIN/STORMS THIS WEEK… Today and Monday look to be the wettest days out of the next with increased rain chances due to the presence of an upper-level low pressure area nearby. Showers and storms will be most numerous in the afternoon and evening hours in each of the next 7 days. For now, widespread severe weather seems unlikely, however a few of the storms may ramp up to strong/severe status at times due to a damaging wind risk.
4TH OF JULY PREVIEW… Showers and storms are again likely to bubble up on Independence Day on Wednesday. High temperatures will be around 90 with partly cloudy skies. Clouds will increase in coverage by Noon, paving the way for scattered storms in the afternoon and evening hours. As far as the fireworks on the evening of the 4th, most spots should be dry after 8PM, but there still could be a few isolated showers/storms fading at that time.
TROPICS ARE QUIET… While the eastern Pacific hurricane basin is active with Tropical Storms Fabio and Emilia, our home basin remains quiet. The National Hurricane Center says no tropical issues are expected over the next 5 days in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, or Atlantic Ocean. Good news!
See all of your forecast details in your Sunday evening #rzw forecast video above… Enjoy your evening!