INCREASING CLOUDINESS TODAY; RAIN & STORMS AT TIMES THIS WEEKEND… Multiple rounds of rain and perhaps a few thunderstorms will be possible this weekend. The first round of showers and thunderstorms will move across our region on Saturday, primarily in the afternoon and evening hours. The following round of showers will happen on Sunday, likely after sunset. Much cooler air is slated to arrive on Sunday evening as a cold front moves across our region. The severe weather risk this weekend remains VERY low in most spots and the overall tornado risk remains near zero. A few more Friday forecast details are below.
DENSE FOG AROUND THE REGION THIS MORNING… Take it easy if you’re driving early this morning as a Dense Fog Advisory continues for the entire local area. Fog should be less of an issue across the region by 9AM and be gone completely by 10AM.
A SHOWER OR TWO POSSIBLE TODAY; MOST TO REMAIN DRY… Vast majority of us across south Alabama and northwest Florida will be dry on this Friday, but I cannot completely rule out a shower or two before the end of the day. These showers (if they develop) should be widely spaced and won’t last very long. The greater chance of rain happens on Saturday. High temperatures today will be in the low-70s in most spots.
RAIN & STORMS AT TIMES ON SATURDAY; MAINLY IN AFTERNOON… A line or a complex of showers and maybe a few thunderstorms will move across our region from west to east on Saturday. This complex of rain and storms will likely enter west Alabama around lunch time and progressively move eastward throughout the day. The greatest chance of rain across our area will be from 2PM to 7PM Saturday, although keep in mind there could be a few pop-up showers out ahead of the main complex of showers and storms. This means that rain chances are LOW, but not zero for Saturday morning. Lingering showers and storms should be completely gone and to our east by 10PM Saturday evening.
SEVERE WEATHER RISK REMAINS LOW FOR SATURDAY… I will have ongoing radar updates posted throughout the day on Saturday in the RedZone Weather app, however at this point, I am not expecting any widespread, significant severe weather issues on Saturday. Brief downpours of heavy rain, thunder and lightning, and perhaps gusty winds in the strongest of the storms will be the main concerns.
PARTLY CLOUDY SUNDAY; RAIN POSSIBLE AGAIN SUNDAY NIGHT… We get a break from the rain most likely on Sunday morning into the afternoon hours before our next chance of rain Sunday evening as a cold front moves through the region. Most of the daytime hours on Sunday should be dry with partly cloudy skies in place. Rain will likely move in Sunday evening and exit from west to east. Severe weather is not expected Sunday evening.
DRY MONDAY AND TUESDAY… Much cooler air surges in late Sunday night into Monday morning behind an advancing cold front. This front will drop high temperatures into the 50s for Monday with overnight lows forecast to be in the 30s again by Tuesday morning.
MORE RAIN BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK… While rain totals this weekend are not expected to be significant (most spots will likely pick up between 0.25″ and 0.75″ of rain in total), we get another chance of showers and storms by Wednesday of the upcoming week. Too early to know if severe storms will be an issue. We’ll keep watching trends and bring you the latest in the days ahead.
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See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video. Have a great weekend!