6:50AM December 18, 2020

RAIN RETURNS SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY; MORE RAIN POSSIBLE NEXT WEEK… After a very cold start this morning, temperatures are slated to rebound into the mid- to upper-50s this afternoon with a full supply of sunshine. Saturday will be dry until the evening hours when showers will again become possible as an area of low pressure approaches from the west. Rain will linger into Sunday ahead of a dry Monday and Tuesday. Another rain chance sets up late on Wednesday into Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, it looks like we may have quite a bit of rain around on Christmas Eve. Rain will move out late in the day on Thursday and Christmas Day looks DRY as of now. Much colder air is set to arrive early on Christmas Day morning and there is a real chance high temps will only be in the upper-40s on Christmas Day! Below are all of your Friday morning forecast details.

MAINLY SUNNY TODAY INTO SATURDAY… Sunny conditions are expected today with highs in the 50s. Clear skies are in the forecast tonight as lows again dip to around the freezing mark. Much of the daytime hours on Saturday will be partly cloudy with an increasing amount of clouds by the afternoon and evening hours. I can’t completely rule out a shower or two on Saturday after the lunch hour, but vast majority of us across south Alabama and northwest Florida will remain dry until after sunset. Highs on Saturday will be in the low-60s.

SHOWERS LIKELY SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY… Rain is likely overnight on Saturday into Sunday. This passing weather system looks to have instability at very low (if not near zero) values, meaning widespread severe weather remains highly unlikely. This applies not only for our local area but for much of the Deep South. The Storm Prediction Center has included parts of Louisiana, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, and central Alabama in their “General Thunderstorms” zone valid for Saturday into early Sunday morning. Basically, this means expect rain at times this weekend, and perhaps some storms, but no widespread severe weather. Highs will be in the 60s with lows in the 40s this weekend.

QUIET WEATHER MONDAY INTO TUESDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected on both Monday and Tuesday of the upcoming week. Highs on Monday and Tuesday will be in the low- to mid-60s.

RAIN RETURNS WEDNESDAY EVENING INTO CHRISTMAS EVE THURSDAY… A significant cold front will approach our area on Wednesday into Christmas Eve on Thursday, increasing the potential for rain in the evening hours of Wednesday into Thursday. Highs will be in the upper-60s on Wednesday, falling to around 60 on Christmas Eve. For now, severe weather remains unlikely. In addition, there currently is not a winter weather potential as the rain is expected to move out well ahead of freezing temperatures set to happen early on December 26th.

TRENDING COLDER AND DRIER FOR CHRISTMAS DAY FRIDAY… Instead of snow/mixed precipitation, it looks like the big story for Christmas Day will be the cold temperatures in place across our region. High temperatures will be in the 40s and low-50s with overnight lows on Saturday, December 26 expected to be well below freezing (perhaps even as low as the low-20s, if some scenarios are to be believed!).

APP ALERTS… Be sure to download our free RedZone Weather app if you haven’t done so already. redzoneweather.com/app is the link where you can download the app for your iOS or Android device. Once you have the app downloaded, be sure to visit the Alerts tab in the lower right corner of the app to select the specific notifications 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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