SUNNY, NICE WEEKEND; STORMS RETURN NEXT WEEK… Enjoy the sunshine and seasonal weather this weekend as we have a growing chance of rain, storms, and potentially severe weather as we go into the middle part of the upcoming week. Full sunshine is expected on this Friday with high temperatures rebounding into the low- to mid-60s by 2PM. We’ll be in the 50s this evening ahead of another cold night with overnight lows dipping into the upper-30s. More sunshine is expected on both Saturday and Sunday ahead of our next chance of showers setting up for late Monday into Tuesday. Strong to severe storms will become a possibility by Wednesday as a potent cold front approaches from the northwest. That is your forecast summary, below are all of the details.
TRANQUIL, NICE, COOL WEEKEND… No need to stress or worry about our local weather this weekend. It doesn’t get much better than this for late February and early March. Sunny skies will happen on Saturday with high temperatures in the 63-67° range across our region. Temperatures rebound into the upper-60s on Sunday and there is a chance some locales will hit the 70 degree mark. Clouds will likely increase in coverage in the evening hours of Sunday ahead of a few showers becoming possible on Monday.
SHOWERS POSSIBLE MONDAY EVENING… Much of the day on Monday will be dry, but we could see the first showers associated with our next weathermaker as early as Monday evening. We’ll call it a 20% chance of showers for now. Highs on Monday will surge into the low-70s as a warm, moist airmass sets up across our region.
MORE RAIN POSSIBLE TUESDAY… Temperatures will increase on Tuesday and some spots might make a run at 80 degrees by the afternoon hours. Mostly cloudy skies are expected with rain coverage increasing during the daytime hours across south Alabama and northwest Florida. We’ll be watching storms to our west on Tuesday. The Storm Prediction Center has outlined nearly all of Mississippi and much of Louisiana, Arkansas, and east Texas in a Level 2 (out of 5) severe weather risk valid for Tuesday. This means that tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail will all be possible in those areas Tuesday into Wednesday morning.
STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY… Tornadoes, damaging wind gusts, and hail will be concerns on Wednesday, most likely in the daytime hours (although it is still quite early and that is highly subject to change!). It is too early to know specific details, but the overall atmospheric setup looks at least somewhat conducive for strong to severe storms. We have plenty of time between now and this potential severe weather setup, thus plenty of time to prepare accordingly. We’re talking about March in the Deep South, which is our “normal severe weather season.” No need to panic or stress about this, but we do want everyone to have a way to get warnings and have a plan in place just in case tornado or severe thunderstorm warnings are required for parts of our area on Wednesday. I’ll keep you posted about details in the RedZone Weather app.
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See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video. Have a great weekend!