6:57AM November 9, 2018

SHOWERS AROUND TODAY; COOLER TEMPS MOVING IN… Intermittent rain and thunderstorms are likely again on this Friday. High temperatures will peak around 70 in most locations across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Some of the high school football games across our region will be wet tonight. We’re also looking ahead to a major blast of cold air moving in next week. Let’s talk details…

RAIN MOVES OUT TONIGHT… The stalled frontal boundary that has kept rain chances elevated over the last few days will be pushed into the northern Gulf of Mexico by a strong cold front that will push across our area today. Rain chances will fade this evening, but not before rain falls on some of the high school football games across the region. Rain chances will be highest across south central Alabama, the Wiregrass, and the Florida Panhandle locally this evening. Drier conditions are more likely across west Alabama where cooler air will be filtering in.

DRY & COOL SATURDAY… The driest day out of the next 5 days will likely be Saturday as cool, dry air from the north moves in. High temperatures on Saturday will struggle to hit 60 in most spots. A few showers may return to coastal areas by Sunday.

LOTS OF RAIN TO START NEXT WEEK… Several impulses will move by in the atmosphere on Monday into Tuesday, keeping rain chances very high. There is a chance that we could see a few strong storms, particularly near the coast, on Monday. We’ll keep an eye on that, as the chance of strong storms depends on just how far a warm front will move north away from the Gulf of Mexico. There is a chance the front won’t even make it to the coast. Please check back with me on Sunday for updates about this low-end potential for severe storms. We should have much more clarity by then. Regardless of a severe weather potential, heavy rain is likely Monday into Tuesday. Most spots will pick up at least 2-3″ of rain.

BIG TIME COLD BLAST… Our first freeze of the season may happen in the middle part of the upcoming week as a powerful cold front moves by, unleashing the gates of the continental, cool air to our north. Overnight lows by Thursday morning could easily be in the 20s for some spots across interior areas of south Alabama. For now, it looks like the precipitation will end long before freezing temperatures arrive, meaning there is no chance of snow/mix as of now. Could this change? Yes. Is it likely to change? No. Snow can happen in November around our area, but it’s certainly not common.

See all the graphics and details, including a specific Friday Night Lights forecast, in your Friday #rzw forecast video that will be available shortly in the RedZone Weather app… Enjoy the day!

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