RAIN CLEARS OUT TODAY; COOLER AIR MOVING IN… Scattered showers in progress across our region will continue to move eastward today and ultimately clear out early this afternoon. Most spots have already had their high temperature this morning and there is a good chance that most spots will have decreasing temperatures all day. I expect temperatures to remain in the 60s around Noon, falling into the 50s later this evening. All of the rain should be gone by 4PM with dry conditions likely this evening into tonight. Multiple cold nights are ahead with overnight lows in the low-40s by Friday morning and mid-30s ahead for Saturday morning. Temperatures won’t stay cold very long, however, as we rebound on Sunday ahead of more rain next week. That’s the summary, below are your forecast details.
LOW-END SEVERE WEATHER RISK WELL TO OUR EAST TODAY… The Storm Prediction Center includes parts of the Florida Panhandle, east of Panama City, in their Level 1 (out of 5) low-end severe weather risk. This zone also includes parts of Georgia and the Carolinas. If you’re traveling eastbound today into these areas, be aware of the low-end chance of a few storms capable of producing gusty winds and heavy rain.
COLDER TEMPS TONIGHT… Clearing skies will allow temperatures to quickly drop into the 40s tonight. Most spots will have an overnight low around 6AM on Friday in the 40-44° range. There could be patchy areas of fog this evening into the early morning hours.
SUNSHINE RETURNS FOR FRIDAY… We’re looking forward to a nice, sunny day on Friday with hardly any clouds expected. High temperatures will be near the 60 degree mark in most spots across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Clear skies Friday evening will allow any afternoon heat content in the atmosphere to quickly subside. That is a technical way to say, temperatures will likely become quite chilly Friday evening into Saturday morning.
QUITE COLD FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY MORNING… The coldest night out of the next 7-10 days looks to be Friday night into early Saturday. Most spots across the region will have air temperatures that drop into the mid-30s. Wind chill values may dip below freezing briefly.
DRY SATURDAY & RAIN SUNDAY… Sunny skies are likely on Saturday and we’ve taken out the rain chance for the evening hours. It looks like all of the rain should hold off until late Saturday evening into Sunday. Showers will return to the area on Sunday. High temperatures will be in the low- to mid-60s each day.
ANOTHER UNSETTLED WEEK AHEAD… Early indications point to an active, mild pattern next week with temperatures again rising into the mid-70s by Tuesday. There could be a few storms around Tuesday, although it is too early to speculate whether severe weather issues will be a real possibility. We’re in February in the Deep South, so I wouldn’t be surprised to have yet another round of storms. We’ll keep you posted every step of the way! Stay tuned for more details this weekend.
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