PERFECT THANKSGIVING WEATHER; STORMS RETURN LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY… Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at RedZone Weather! We have so much to be thankful for this year and every year. Thank you for watching our coverage day in, day out, empowering us to bring you the very latest weather information every, single day. We appreciate your support! Absolutely gorgeous weather is on tap for south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Thanksgiving Day. Temperatures are set to peak near the 70 degree mark this afternoon. Mostly sunny skies are expected as we go into the afternoon and evening hours. If you’re headed out late tonight or early on Black Friday for shopping, temperatures will be in the 50s under mostly clear skies. More sunshine is in store for Friday and Saturday ahead of our next storm system Saturday night. That is when we could have a few strong storms around. Let’s look at your forecast details.
TEMPERATURES TO REMAIN MILD THROUGH SATURDAY… Overall, our weather pattern will be calm through Saturday morning. Temperatures will be at or slightly above our climatological norms for this time of year in the temperature department. Highs today peak near 70°, lows tonight in the 50s, highs in the mid-70s on Friday, and highs in the upper-70s on Saturday. Enjoy the warmer temps while they last, however, as we have a big blast of cold air set to invade our region on Sunday as a strong cold front pushes through.
RAIN & STORMS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY… Since yesterday morning, parameters seem to have backed off slightly for the potential for strong to severe storms across our region late Saturday into early Sunday. That’s not to say we’re out of the woods at all, but compared to yesterday, it certainly seems like based on the timing of the system that instability will yet again be the limiting factor in this severe weather potential.
STORM TIMING SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY… Saturday morning will be dry. There could be a few scattered showers or thunderstorms, especially across west Alabama on Saturday afternoon. Rain coverage will increase from west to east after 7PM Saturday evening. The window for severe weather locally will happen from 8PM Saturday to 8AM on Sunday with the core risk time being from 10PM to 4AM. If we happen to have strong storms locally, they most likely will happen over west Alabama in Choctaw, Marengo, Clarke, or Washington counties. This is because as this system moves east, it will likely run out of instability for storms to work with, thus limiting the overall severe weather risk farther east. We will continue to refine details and get more specific tonight and on Friday. Be sure to check back with me around 8PM tonight for an update.
STREAK OF SUNNY, COOL DAYS NEXT WEEK… After the rain on Sunday, temperatures will be sharply cooler due to the passage of a cold front. High temps on Monday will drop into the 50s with overnight lows expected to be around the freezing mark on Tuesday morning. Plenty of sunshine is likely on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of the upcoming week.
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See the details in your Thursday #rzw forecast video… Have a great Thanksgiving!