LINE OF STORMS MOVING EAST ACROSS THE REGION; RAIN CLEARS OUT BY 4PM… Showers and thunderstorms continue pushing to the east across our area on this Saturday. A broken line of showers and storms extends from northern Clarke County southward to the Alabama beaches. This line of storms will continue moving eastward and will ultimately exit our area to the east by 4PM at the latest. There is a very low risk of a few stronger storms (see info below) but most spots will just have a brief period of heavy rain as the line of storms moves through. The animation attached is the High Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) model showing rain and storms exiting our area to the east later this afternoon.
VERY LOW RISK OF ISOLATED STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS CONTINUES THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON… We will have at least some risk of isolated tornadoes across much of southwest Alabama and northwest Florida through the early afternoon hours as the low-level jet stream ahead of the remnants of Tropical Storm Olga continue pushing northeast. The Storm Prediction Center has included much of our area in their Level 1 (out of 5) marginal severe weather risk valid for today. Most spots today will have heavy rain as the main line of storms continues moving eastward. The risk of severe weather will come to an end as a line of storms passes through our area from west to east this afternoon. The line of storms has already passed through much of Mobile and Washington counties as of 10:15AM. Mobile, Chatom, Citronelle, Dauphin Island, and Millry get an ALL CLEAR since the line of storms has passed to the east.
DRIER FOR SUNDAY INTO MONDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected on both Sunday and Monday. We’ve taken the rain chances OUT for Sunday and Monday as cooler, drier air will be in place compared to the last few days. High temperatures will consistently be in the mid-70s with overnight lows in the 50s.
UNSETTLED WEATHER INTO NEXT WEEK… Our next cold front is set to move through on Thursday of the upcoming week. Before we get there, we’ll have multiple rounds of rain and storms on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There is a chance that some of the storms could be strong, at times, on Tuesday. We’ll focus on that possibility more later today after the round of storms currently in progress across our region.
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Have a great Saturday!