SUNNY & HOT WEEK, BUT SLIGHTLY COOLER TEMPS COMING NEXT WEEK… Temperatures remain the lead weather story locally, and unfortunately not in a good way this week. Most locales will be well above our climatological average for this time of year in the next 5 days. High temperatures on this Monday will be at or above 95° in most spots. Sunny skies are expected through Friday. A weakening cold front will approach our area Sunday into Monday of the upcoming week, ushering in ever so slightly cooler air that will drop highs into the upper-80s next week. Morning lows will be in the 60s. The tropics are finally quiet, other than Hurricane Lorenzo in the eastern Atlantic Ocean. Lorenzo will never directly affect the United States. Let’s look at a few more forecast details that largely remain unchanged from yesterday…
HIGH-LEVEL ALERT TEST ON WEDNESDAY… It is almost time for our next quarterly test of the RedZone Weather app emergency alert notification system. We test the “all app emergency alert system” on the first Wednesday of January, April, July, and October. The quarterly test will be this Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at 1PM Central Time. If you have the RedZone Weather app set up with notifications properly, you should receive this High-Level Alert Test.
BEFORE THE COOLER WEATHER, ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPS THIS WEEK… We’ve got one more week of temperatures that are slated to be well above our climatological norms. High temperatures through Friday will be in the mid- to upper-90s with morning lows around 70° in most spots across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Little to no rain is expected through Saturday.
TROPICS QUIET, OTHER THAN LORENZO OUT AT SEA… The Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea are quiet after a majorly active September in the tropics. Hurricane Lorenzo is over the central Atlantic, moving north at about 10 miles per hour. Lorenzo is well away from land. Hurricane Watches will probably be needed soon for the Azores islands southwest of Europe as the core of Lorenzo moves by just to the northwest. Direct impacts from Hurricane Lorenzo in the United States will not happen.
APP… If you haven’t already, be sure to download the free RedZone Weather app to keep up with all the latest information on the world of weather in south Alabama and northwest Florida. redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download. Once you have the app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) and tap the large, yellow Alert Settings button to customize the alerts you would like to receive straight from me.
See all the graphics and details in your Monday #rzw forecast video… Have a great start to your week!
Trust me when I say I PROMISE I'm ready to be able to give you a forecast that doesn't have this much heat involved… High temperatures will be in the mid- to upper-90s today. Plenty of sunshine and cumulus clouds! pic.twitter.com/m9uS0itY6n
— Spinks Megginson (@rzweather) September 30, 2019