6:56AM March 27, 2020

WARM & DRY TODAY; RAIN & STORMS RETURN TUESDAY… Today will be quite similar to yesterday with near record-breaking heat and sunshine throughout the day. High temperatures on this Friday will peak in the mid- to upper-80s. More warmth is ahead for Saturday ahead of a few showers being possible Saturday night into early Sunday morning. Temperatures will remain above our seasonal norms through Tuesday. Showers and thunderstorms will move by Tuesday during the daytime hours as a cold front works in from the northwest. Significantly cooler, drier air will take hold of our weather pattern starting on Wednesday. High temperatures will drop into the 70s with morning lows in the 40s and 50s. Let’s look at all of your forecast details.

WARM SATURDAY; FEW SHOWERS LATE IN EVENING… Saturday will be dry across our region with the exception of a few showers being possible late in the evening hours (long after sunset) across west Alabama. Showers will be isolated with most spots receiving very little in the way of rainfall. These showers could extend into the very early morning hours of Sunday. High temperatures on Saturday will again be in the mid-80s.

MOSTLY CLOUDY & WARM SUNDAY… Skies will remain mostly cloudy on Sunday with high temperatures in the low- to mid-80s. Any rain showers that happen early Sunday morning will be out of our area no later than 10AM. Rain chances remain very low (10-20%) on Sunday across our region.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE LATE MONDAY… Monday will be somewhat of a transition day as we get set for a cold front to move through. Temperatures will still be quite warm (low-80s in most spots by 2PM). You’ll notice winds shifting to out of the south ahead of the front, ushering in warm, Gulf air.

CHANCE OF RAIN & STORMS ON TUESDAY… Our next chance of active weather happens on Tuesday of the upcoming week. There could be a few stronger storms involved, depending on the specific scenario that shapes up across our region. It is far too early to know specific details at this point, however. We are in the midst of our primary severe weather season, which runs through the end of April. We encourage everyone to brush up on your severe weather safety plan and know what you would do if severe weather becomes a possibility in our area. I’ll keep you posted about this evolving active weather potential over the next few days.

MILD & DRY LATER NEXT WEEK… After the passage of a cold front, temperatures will drop into the 70s for afternoon highs on Wednesday through Friday of the upcoming week. Overnight lows will be in the 40s and 50s.

CARDS FOR THE ELDERLY… Please don’t forget to take advantage of our new RedZone Weather Cards for the Elderly program. We want to be able to safely send as many encouraging cards as possible to our local senior adults in nursing homes. Be sure to visit the link below for all the information. This is an opportunity for students and adults across our region to write encouraging notes to elderly people currently under lockdown in local nursing homes due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Here is the link: https://www.facebook.com/400827163408962/posts/1525439774281023/

APP ALERTS… redzoneweather.com/app is the link where you can download the free RedZone Weather app. We post brief updates throughout each day in the app, keeping you up-to-date about the latest happenings in weather across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Once you have the free app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) then tap the large, yellow Alert Settings button to customize the alerts you would like to receive straight from me.

See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video. Have a great weekend!

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