QUITE COLD TODAY; RAIN RETURNS ON SATURDAY… Winter is in full effect across south Alabama, northwest Florida, and much of the eastern half of the continental United States today as a big ridge of high pressure keeps us dry, sunny, and COLD! There will be full sunshine throughout the day, but high temperatures will only peak in the low-50s this afternoon. Some spots across the interior of our local area will potentially hit the upper-20s by daybreak on Friday morning.
FREEZE LIKELY FOR INLAND AREAS TONIGHT… Tonight will be one of the coldest nights we’ve had so far during this cold season. Most spots north of U.S. Highway 84 will dip below 32° for a few hours on Friday morning (3AM to 8AM). Coastal areas will generally be in the upper-30s. Regardless of where you happen to be across our region, it’s going to be a chilly evening into the overnight hours. Grab the jackets before you head out the door!
RAIN EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND… Our next chance of scattered showers will happen on Saturday into Sunday as an area of low pressure moves by. Severe weather is not expected and I’ve actually removed the mention of thunderstorms from the 7 Day Forecast as well since instability looks to be at basically zero. That means that showers would have no “high octane fuel” to work with and become actual thunderstorms. Rain this weekend, yes. Big issues, no. Rain amounts will generally be less than 1” in total.
See all the details in your Thursday #rzw forecast video… Enjoy your day!