7:14AM February 15, 2020

SUNNY SATURDAY AHEAD OF RAIN CHANCES EVERY DAY FOR NEXT 5 DAYS… Get out and enjoy the nice, sunny weather on this Saturday as we have a chance of rain each day from Sunday to Friday of the upcoming week. Near perfect conditions are expected for a mid-February day with high temperatures in the 64-67° range this afternoon. Full sunshine is expected until the early evening hours when clouds will begin to stream in from the west. Let’s look at all of your forecast details.

COOL EVENING WITH INCREASING CLOUDS… Partly cloudy skies are likely this evening across the region with temperatures decreasing into the upper-40s by 9PM. This means that much our area will be in the 50s from 6PM to 9PM, meaning you may need a light jacket if you’re headed out and about this evening. There could be a few showers, primarily over west Alabama in areas west of the Alabama River, after 7PM this evening. Most spots should remain dry until after midnight, however.

SHOWERS AT TIMES ON SUNDAY… Scattered showers are expected on Sunday during the daytime hours. There is no risk of severe weather on Sunday and the overall chance of thunder and lightning remains very low as there is hardly any available instability to support storms tomorrow. Rain chances will probably peak on Sunday from 12PM to 5PM, although I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some showers in progress in the morning and in the evening hours. High temperatures will be in the low- to mid-60s.

MORE RAIN ON MONDAY… Our weather pattern is set to remain fairly unstable into next week as a warm front lifts northward across our region on Monday. This will allow warm, humid, Gulf air to surge inland. High temps will rise into the mid-70s on Sunday as the airmass becomes more supportive for a few thunderstorms. The overall risk of severe storms on Monday remains very low, if not zero in most spots.

STORMS LIKELY TUESDAY… Our next chance of strong storms will happen Tuesday into Wednesday as a surface low pressure area develops to our west. This will, in the words of the Storm Prediction Center, “allow rich Gulf moisture to stream northward across the ArkLaTex region and the southeast states. At least a low-end severe convection appears possible.” This means that there will likely be some type of severe weather risk as we go into Tuesday and Wednesday of the upcoming week, but it is entirely too early to know specifics or details. Certainly nothing to worry about for now as this is simply something to watch over the next few days. I’ll keep you posted in the RedZone Weather app.

COLD FRONT MOVES BY ON WEDNESDAY… Cooler air will move into our region behind an advancing cold front on Wednesday morning. There is a good chance that temperatures will start falling early Wednesday morning and continue to fall all day Wednesday AND Thursday. Most locales will be around 70 degrees early Wednesday morning before the frontal passage. We drop to around 60° by 6PM Wednesday evening and then to around 50° by daybreak on Thursday. Most model guidance points to a cold rain on Thursday, with temperatures in the 40s all day.

NO SIGNS OF SNOW OR MIXED PRECIPITATION… There are no signs of snow or mixed precipitation toward the end of next week for south Alabama or northwest Florida, despite the wild, viral posts that have been circulating on social media. Rain is likely on Thursday, but snow is highly unlikely. We’ll be hard pressed to get temperatures down to the freezing mark, let alone BELOW freezing next week. If anything changes on this, I’ll let you know. Don’t count on changes though. Rain is likely, snow is not.

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Have a great Saturday!

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