6:34AM January 4, 2021

NICE, QUIET START TO FIRST FULL WEEK OF 2021… Sunny skies are expected today and Tuesday across our region as the first full week of 2021 begins. High temperatures will be in the low-60s this afternoon ahead of overnight lows in the upper-30s by Tuesday morning. Our next rain chance happens late Wednesday night into early Thursday as an area of low pressure and accompanying cold front moves by. The good news is we don’t see any signs in the model guidance suggesting severe weather or winter weather issues. A few more Monday forecast details are below.

MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES THRU WEDNESDAY MORNING… Cool days, cold nights, and clear skies are ahead through Wednesday morning. Our weather pattern will remain quiet due in large part to an area of surface high pressure just to our west, keeping us dry and cool. Highs on Tuesday will again be in the low- to mid-60s.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE ON THURSDAY… Rain chances return to our forecast late Wednesday night into Thursday. I expect the daytime hours of Wednesday to be dry before a chance of showers after 7PM. Showers will be possible Thursday morning. There may be a few rumbles of thunder just offshore, but it looks like atmospheric instability will remain near zero for all land areas, thus limiting any chance of thunder with this passing system.

COOL TEMPS THIS WEEKEND… We get a brief break from the rain Friday into Saturday and the early part of Sunday. Highs will be in the 50s this weekend with overnight lows in the 30s.

NO SEVERE WEATHER IN SIGHT… January and February are two months that traditionally are not part of a severe weather season, however just like all months around our region, we definitely CAN have strong to severe storms in these two months. Thinking back to 2016, we had two EF3 tornadoes (one on February 15 in Century/Flomaton and another on Feburary 23 near Scenic Highway in Pensacola). Right now, fortunately though, I see no signs of any severe weather or winter/snow in sight. Occasional rain will happen over the next few weeks, but no severe weather or winter weather mischief.

APP… If you haven’t already, be sure to download the free RedZone Weather app to keep up with all the latest information on the world of weather in south Alabama and northwest Florida. redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download. Once you have the app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) and 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 Monday #rzw forecast video. Have a great day!

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