1:28PM March 31, 2019

SHOWERS POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON; QUITE CHILLY… Cooler air is rapidly moving into south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Sunday as stratiform rain showers continue near coastal areas. Don’t expect the warm temperatures to return today as cool, drier air continues to rush in. The good news is we will have a quick temperature turnaround over the next 2-3 days. We will likely have another round of rain on Monday ahead of a few dry days midweek. Another storm system is getting organized and will move through later this week. We’ll have to monitor for the potential for a few strong to severe storms late Thursday into Friday because of that. Let’s look at a few details…

RADAR CHECK AS OF 1PM… Scattered rain showers continue on this Sunday afternoon, especially in communities closer to the coast. The Mobile, AL KMOB radar shows a cluster of showers with a few embedded thunderstorms approaching coastal Alabama and areas near Perdido Key in northwest Florida. Much of this precipitation will remain offshore over the next few hours. Regardless, it’s a pretty miserable day to be out on the beaches.

SHOWERS TO LINGER OVER NEXT FEW HOURS… Occasional rain will continue through early evening. I expect most, if not all, of the rain showers to be well to our east by 7PM this evening. Temperatures won’t be moving much over the next few hours. Now that the cold front has passed through our area, temperatures likely won’t be able to hit the upper-50s in most spots today, meaning most of us will be stuck in the low- to mid-50s. Grab those jackets if you’ve got to be outside today!

COOL NIGHT AHEAD… Overnight lows on Monday morning will be around the 40 degree mark in most spots. This likely will be the coldest night out of the next 7 days as we’ve got much warmer days and nights ahead by the end of the week.

MAINLY DRY MONDAY; FEW SHOWERS IN THE EVENING… Much of the day on Monday should be dry across south Alabama and northwest Florida. There will likely be a few isolated rain showers in the evening hours (mainly between 5PM and 10PM) as another area of low pressure slides across our region. Severe weather is not expected and thunderstorm action should remain offshore.

DRY TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY… The middle part of the week should be dry with increasing temperatures. Highs on Tuesday will be around 72° followed by temperatures increasing to near 80° by Wednesday afternoon. Overnight lows rise to around 50° by Thursday at 6AM.

MORE SHOWERS & STORMS ON THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… Our next “weathermaker” approaches from the west late Thursday into Friday. We note the Storm Prediction Center has included much of Mississippi in their Level 2 (out of 5) slight risk zone valid for Thursday evening. It seems logical that our area will be included in at least the low-end, marginal risk zone valid for Thursday evening. We’ll keep you posted about this over the next few days. Be sure to check back with me for updates. Be aware NOW that we could have a few strong storms around late Thursday into Friday. Something to monitor…

See all the graphics and details in your Sunday #rzw forecast video… Enjoy your evening!

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