RAIN CLEARS OUT TODAY; STREAK OF DRY, SUNNY, COOL DAYS AHEAD… We transition from a wet, unsettled pattern to a dry, cool pattern today as the last of the rain clears out over the next few hours. The streak of drier, cooler weather we’ve been advertising for several days finally arrives tomorrow (Wednesday). Clouds will likely hang tough today, tonight, and into Wednesday morning but the last of the rain should be gone from our area by 4PM today. It has been QUITE some time since our area had a prolonged streak of drier weather. Wednesday through Monday of the upcoming week look dry, cool, and seasonal for late February into early March. Our next chance (after today) happens a week from today on Tuesday, March 3, but details about that event remain questionable since it is approximately one week out. That is your summary, below are all of the details.
CLOUDS STICK AROUND THROUGH THIS EVENING… Today will be the “transition day” between the wetter and drier patterns. Most of the rain should be well to our east by midday, but there could be a few lingering showers into the afternoon and early evening hours. High temperatures on this Tuesday will peak in the upper-60s across inland areas of south Alabama and near 70° closer to the coast. Clouds are set to linger into the evening and overnight hours. We should begin to see some breaks in the clouds very early on Wednesday morning.
COOLER WITH MORE SUNSHINE ON WEDNESDAY… After a cold front passes by later today, cool, drier air will filter into our region from the northwest. This will cause temperatures to be a bit cooler on Wednesday. Afternoon highs drop back into the low-60s with partly cloudy skies expected throughout the day. Temperatures will be in the 40s Wednesday night, falling to the 38-41° range by daybreak on Thursday morning.
SUNNY AND QUIET THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY… Yes indeed, the dry, quiet weather pattern many have been longing for really takes hold of our weather pattern on Thursday. High temperatures on Thursday will only be in the mid- to upper-50s ahead of potentially near freezing temperatures by Friday morning. Temperatures this weekend are set to be seasonal with highs in the 60s and lows in the 30s and 40s each morning. Mostly sunny skies are expected Thursday through Sunday.
NEXT RAIN CHANCE A WEEK FROM TODAY… We’re never TOO far from our next rain chance, although I know many folks are excited about the break from the rain. Early indications point to our next rain chance happening late in the evening hours of Monday into Tuesday (March 3), one week from today. It is too early to know whether severe weather issues will be possible, although March 1 is generally regarded as the first day of primary severe weather season across the Deep South. Any time a cold front approaches over the next 2 months, we will need to monitor parameters closely for a severe weather potential. I’ll keep you posted about it all in the RedZone Weather app.
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See all the details in your Tuesday #rzw forecast video. Have a great day!