7:15AM February 22, 2020

COOL, SUNNY SATURDAY; RAIN RETURNS MONDAY… After a chilly start this morning, most spots across south Alabama and northwest Florida will rise into the low-60s this afternoon. Sunny skies are likely throughout the day. Clouds will increase in coverage on Sunday ahead of our next chance of rain that is set to happen on Monday. We continue in somewhat of an unsettled pattern into midweek ahead of cooler and drier conditions for the end of the upcoming week.

DRY THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING… Plenty of sunshine is expected on this Saturday but you will notice more cloud coverage on Sunday, especially in the afternoon and evening hours. Highs today will be around 60°, but we rise into the mid-60s on Sunday afternoon. All the rain should remain to our west through at least early Sunday evening. There could be an isolated shower or two across west Alabama late Sunday evening, but vast majority of the rain is set to happen on Monday.

HEAVY RAIN POSSIBLE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY… Rain chances will be very high (80-90%) on Monday and Tuesday morning. Rain could be heavy at times, similar to what happened on Thursday with several hours of constant rain. I expect rain amounts to generally be in the 1 to 2 inch range in total through Tuesday with isolated higher amounts. Temperatures on Monday will consistently be in the low- to mid-60s. Despite all of the rain around, severe weather parameters remain low. There probably will be enough atmospheric instability in place to support a few general thunderstorms near the coast late Monday and again on Tuesday during the daytime hours. I’ll be monitoring trends with this as these winter time systems can sometimes quickly flare up into severe weather issues. Nothing to worry about for now, but something to watch.

DRIER PATTERN STARTS MIDWEEK… We finally get a much needed break from all of the rain starting late Wednesday into early Thursday. Plenty of sunshine is expected Wednesday evening through Saturday (a week from today). Temperatures will be seasonal with highs near 60° and lows near 40°.

I’ll have forecast updates as needed today in the RedZone Weather app. Have a great Saturday!

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