6:50AM January 23, 2020

RAIN INCREASINGLY LIKELY TODAY; SEVERE WEATHER RISK REMAINS VERY LOW… We’ve already had light rain this morning in spots across the region and more rain is on the way. Scattered showers will increase in coverage throughout the day. I expect rain to be quite prevalent across the area by 5PM this evening. While there could be some rumbles of thunder near the immediate beach zones, instability remains nearly nonexistent across inland areas. This will also be the limiting factor today that will mitigate any widespread severe weather risk. Rain will clear out Friday morning, meaning much of the afternoon and evening hours of Friday will be dry. Saturday will also be dry ahead of another chance of rain setting up for Sunday into Monday. Your full forecast details are below.

FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE NEAR THE COAST TODAY… The Storm Prediction Center has NOT outlined any areas in a formal severe weather risk zone on this Thursday. The entirety of south Alabama and northwest Florida is included in their “General Thunderstorms” zone, meaning occasional thunder and lightning cannot be completely ruled out. If any stronger, louder storms happen today, they will almost certainly form over the Gulf of Mexico and move near the coast. I will have radar updates posted throughout the day as needed in the RedZone Weather app.

RAIN CLEARS OUT EARLY FRIDAY; DRY SATURDAY AHEAD… Rain will move out of our region to the east by Friday morning at 9AM. This means that much of the daytime on Friday will be dry with temperatures peaking in the low-60s. Saturday will be the nicest day of the next 5 days with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low- to mid-60s. Overnight lows on both Saturday and Sunday mornings will be in the upper-30s.

ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN POSSIBLE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY… Unfortunately, there is a need to introduce higher rain chances for late Sunday into early Monday. We’ll call it a 30% chance of showers for Sunday evening into Monday morning. The severe weather risk with this developing system looks very low, for now.

NEXT ROUND OF STORMS ON WEDNESDAY… Temperatures will creep up into the mid- to upper-60s by Tuesday and Wednesday of the upcoming week. This warmer, Gulf air that will be streaming into our region from the south will ultimately support a potential for showers and storms on Wednesday. It is too early to know if severe weather will be a possibility with this system, but that is something we’ll be watching in the days ahead.

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 details in your Thursday #rzw forecast video. Have a nice day!

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