1:49PM December 2, 2018

MOST LOCALES TO BE DRY OVER NEXT FEW DAYS… The keyword in the headline today is “most.” Locales on the southeastern side of our local area could have a few isolated showers today, tonight, and into Monday before significantly cooler, drier air moves in on Tuesday. Rain chances remain elevated across Covington, Okaloosa, Walton, and Santa Rosa counties. These are the same areas that saw quite a bit of rain on Saturday. Some spots in northwest Florida had over 9 (yes, 9!) inches of total rainfall. Temperatures remain well above our seasonal norms today, but don’t get used to the warmth as cold air is coming! Let’s talk details…

SEVERE WEATHER RISK OVER; LINGERING SHOWERS… The risk of severe weather is now long gone, but we very well could have a few isolated showers in southern Baldwin, southern Escambia (FL), Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, and Covington counties before the end of the day. Most areas back to the northwest will remain dry under mostly sunny skies. Temperatures will peak in the mid-70s today.

ACTIVE WEATHER TO THE EAST… We note multiple tornado watches, flash flood watches, and a Level 2 severe weather risk continue just to our east in parts of the Florida Panhandle and southwestern Georgia. If you’re traveling this evening toward Dothan, Tallahassee, Panama City, or areas in southern Georgia, please understand that there is a low-end tornado risk there today. The severe weather risk will end there later today as cold, dry air moves toward our local area.

SUNNY DAYS AHEAD… After we get through a few lingering showers on the southeast side of our region on Monday, there will be plenty of sunshine in store for Tuesday through Thursday. Temperatures will be MUCH cooler with highs in the 50s and lows down around the freezing mark.

NEXT STORM SYSTEM… There is growing model evidence that a significant winter storm could happen across areas well to our north during the upcoming weekend. Let me be very clear in saying there is NO guidance suggesting snow/winter mischief across south Alabama or northwest Florida as of now. Odds are we will have no snow/ice nowhere close to our area. We likely will have a good bit of rain on Saturday. Still too early to know whether severe weather could be an issue, but that is something we will need to watch in the days ahead.

See all the details in your Sunday evening #rzw forecast video above… Enjoy the day!

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