6:56AM July 3, 2019

STORMS AROUND THIS AFTERNOON; STORMS POSSIBLE ON 4TH OF JULY TOO… Not everyone will have rain before the end of the day, but there will be some isolated spots across our region that have over 1 inch of rain in total before the end of the day. That’s the nature of the pop-up thunderstorms that will happen later today. No big temperature changes to report: High temperatures will peak in the mid-90s this afternoon. Looking ahead to the 4th of July tomorrow, there could be isolated thunderstorms around in the afternoon and evening hours. See details about the fireworks forecast below. The tropics remain quiet for us, but we are watching Major Hurricane Barbara in the Eastern Pacific. Let’s look at a few details…

P.M. STORMS WILL CONTINUE TO BE THE HEADLINE… Scattered thunderstorms will continue to dot the landscape across south Alabama and northwest Florida today, on Thursday, Friday, and into in the weekend. It won’t be an “all day washout” event for anyone, but storms may last an hour or two and produce very heavy rain at times. You can keep tabs on the radar at redzoneweather.com/radar or in the RedZone Weather app in the Radar tab. Sometimes, summertime storms can produce tree damage! If you missed the tree damage photo from Brewton yesterday, be sure to check it out. Dramatic view here.

FIREWORKS FORECAST PREVIEW… While it is impossible (and yes, I mean literally impossible) to know exactly when and where rain and storms will be happening on Thursday evening, odds are high that isolated storms will be happening across the region. Rain chances will progressively decrease after sunset on Thursday, but I am concerned that SOME local fireworks displays may be impacted. Again, the soonest we’ll know if that will be the case will be around 5-6PM on Thursday as no one knows EXACTLY where storms will pop up. Temperatures on Thursday evening will be in the 80s.

HURRICANE BARBARA IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC… Hurricane Barbara is more of a curiosity for us than anything else. No local impacts will happen from this system. It is interesting to note that the system is packing 150+ mph winds this morning, making it a high-end category 4 hurricane. The storm is located in between Mexico and Hawaii in the middle of the eastern Pacific Ocean. The good news is that Barbara is not expected to impact land over the next 5 days.

TROPICAL ATLANTIC IS QUIET… No tropical storm formation is expected in the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, or Atlantic Ocean over the next 5-7 days.

See all the graphics and details in your Wednesday #rzw forecast video… Enjoy your day!

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