6:58AM July 30, 2018

STORMS LIKELY LATER TODAY; HEAT & HUMIDITY CONTINUE… Another round of showers and thunderstorms will pop up across south Alabama and northwest Florida this afternoon/evening. The greatest chance of rain will happen in communities south and east of Interstate 65, although I can’t rule out storms for anyone across our region. Expect scattered downpours! That’s been the message over what seems like the last few months, and today is no exception. High temperatures will be around 90° this afternoon.

MORE RAIN FOR MIDWEEK… Scattered thunderstorms are expected over the next few days across our region. Rain amounts, according to the latest Quantitative Precipitation Forecast, show upwards of 2-3” of rain (in total) being possible over the next 5 days. All of this won’t happen at one time, most likely, but will accumulate through each passing shower/thunderstorm over the next few days. Again, coverage of storms should be greater south and east of Interstate 65 with slightly lesser rain amounts for communities in west Alabama.

TROPICS QUIET; AUGUST USUALLY AN ACTIVE MONTH… Retierating what we discussed yesterday, the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean remain quiet, with no tropical storm formation expected over the next 5-7 days. August 1 is on Wednesday. Typically, August is the second most active month of the Atlantic Hurricane Season each year. I’ll be keeping close tabs on the tropics over the next 2 months, but for now, no issues to speak of. Good news!

APP ALERTS… Because vast majority of the thunderstorms today will be well under severe limits, yet still strong enough to produce heavy rain and lots of lightning, I’ll have all of your updates here in the RedZone Weather app. Be sure to visit the Alerts tab (bottom right corner) and then tap the large, yellow “Alert Settings” button to customize the alerts you want to get from me. I send MANY Low-Level Alerts each week about the (non-severe) thunderstorms!

I’ve got all the forecast details for you in your Monday #rzw forecast video that will be posted shortly here in the RZWeather app… Have a nice day!

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