2:28PM August 18, 2019

SCATTERED STORMS POPPING UP; NUMEROUS STORMS MONDAY; TROPICAL UPDATE… Showers and thunderstorms are popping up this afternoon across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Storms will increase in coverage over the next few hours across the region. Temperatures are peaking in the low- to mid-90s. I expect a round of showers and thunderstorms each day over the next 7 days as our seasonal summer weather pattern is set to continue. We’re also tracking an area of disturbed weather near the North Carolina coast that has a low-end chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next 3 days as it moves away from the United States. Let’s talk details…

STORMS HAPPENING NOW… At the time this video is being produced (2:15PM CDT), highly isolated showers and thunderstorms are happening across parts of the local area. Heavy rain is falling near Stapleton, Saraland, Satsuma, Grand Bay, Theodore, and Tillmans Corner. I expect storms to become more numerous over the next 1-2 hours. We note that storms are far more numerous today just to our west across Mississippi and Louisiana. The overall coverage of storms will decrease after sunset as daytime heating goes away. Severe weather is NOT expected today.

AREA OF LOW PRESSURE JUST TO OUR EAST… An area of low pressure formed across the northern Gulf of Mexico southwest of Panama City over the last 18 hours or so. This area of low pressure has moved inland over the Florida Panhandle and is currently situated near Quincy, Florida. It’s more of a curiosity for us as the system is moving away from our area. See the radar loop in the video for more details on this.

20% CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM FORMATION NEAR CAROLINA COAST… The National Hurricane Center says there is a 20% chance that a tropical storm may form just offshore from North Carolina in the next day or two. Let me be very clear in saying this system won’t ever directly affect Alabama or northwest Florida. Regardless of if the system becomes a formal tropical storm, the area of low pressure is expected to move eastward over the Atlantic Ocean. The rest of the tropical Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea remain quiet.

POP-UP STORMS LIKELY ON MONDAY… Numerous showers and thunderstorms are expected across the region on Monday as a boundary associated with the area of low pressure to our east drifts northward into our area. Storms will be most numerous in the afternoon and evening hours in the core daytime heating. High temperatures will again be in the low- to mid-90s.

CHANCE OF STORMS EACH DAY THIS WEEK… I see nothing that would warrant major changes in the forecast at this time. Our weather pattern will remain seasonal, with a chance of showers and thunderstorms each day over the next 7 days. High temperatures will consistently be in the 90s with morning lows in the 70s.

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

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