POP-UP STORMS TO RETURN THIS WEEKEND… Sunny skies are expected on this Friday but showers and thunderstorms will return to our forecast in the afternoon and evening hours of Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances will be near zero today rising to a 20% chance of rain for Saturday. By Sunday, rain chances will be in the 40-50% range in most spots across south Alabama and northwest Florida. High temperatures will peak around the 90 degree mark over the next few days with morning lows near 70°. Let’s talk about a few details…
COOL MORNING, HOT AFTERNOON… If you’ve stepped outside this morning, you know it feels just about as good as it ever gets for a mid-June morning. Some spots hit 60-62° this morning across the northern parts of Butler and Wilcox counties. Unfortunately, the cool weather is coming to an end and we are about to settle into a highly monotonous summertime weather pattern that won’t see much in the way of change unless we happen to have a tropical system nearby. High temperatures will rise to 90-92° in most spots this afternoon. Very little to no rain is expected across the region on this Friday.
ISOLATED STORMS POSSIBLE SATURDAY AFTERNOON… Vast majority of us across the region should remain dry all day on Saturday into the evening hours, although a few of us will have rain and storms around. These will be the pulse variety, pop-up storms that are all too frequent in the summer season around here. Heavy rain, cloud-to-ground lightning, and gusty winds will be possible. We’ll call it a 20% chance of rain for any given spot across the region on Saturday afternoon and evening. No severe weather issues are expected.
INCREASED COVERAGE OF STORMS ON SUNDAY… Just like Saturday, the morning hours of Sunday should be dry for most spots. The storms will kick off midday and fire up in the heat of the day. Showers and storms will be most numerous from 1PM to 7PM. These storms will pop up with very little in the way of notice with heavy rain being the main concern. The severe weather risk for Sunday remains at or near zero.
AFTERNOON STORMS LIKELY INTO NEXT WEEK… I see nothing in the way of substantial changes for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of the upcoming week. Scattered P.M. showers and thunderstorms will dominate our weather pattern with high temperatures in the 90s each day.
TROPICS ARE QUIET… The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean remain without any threat of a tropical storm over the next 5 to 7 days per the latest guidance from the National Hurricane Center.
See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video… Have a great day!