6:57AM July 4, 2018

ISOLATED STORMS THIS AFTERNOON… Happy Independence Day! As we celebrate America on this 4th of July, a few thunderstorms will pop up across south Alabama and northwest Florida throughout the day. The greatest risk of showers and thunderstorms will happen in the heat of the day, between 11AM and 8PM. High temperatures will again be near 90 in most spots.

FIREWORKS FORECAST… Many of the region’s firework displays will happen between 8 and 11PM. The chance of rain/storms will be diminishing by that time, but unfortunately, I can’t rule out rain or an isolated storm completely. Most spots should be drying out after 7PM.

MORE RAIN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY… Another upper-level low pressure area will move by on Thursday, sparking yet another round of showers and thunderstorms. High temperatures will be in the 80s with morning lows around 73.

TROPICAL UPDATE… No tropical activity will affect Alabama or northwest Florida over the next 3-5 days. We are monitoring an area of low presure in the Atlantic Ocean northeast of The Bahamas that has a 50% chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next few days as it moves north between Bermuda and North Carolina. This system will recurve out into the open waters of the Atlantic and not be a threat to land, most likely. There also is a tropical wave over 1,000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles (way out) in the Atlantic Ocean west of Africa that has a low-end (10%) chance of developing into a tropical storm as it moves west toward the Antilles in the days ahead. This will be a system I’ll be monitoring closer in the days ahead. Again, no issues in the tropics as of now.

See more forecast details in your 4th of July Wednesday #rzw forecast video…

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