6:53AM March 26, 2021

STORMS AROUND TODAY AND THIS WEEKEND… Scattered showers and thunderstorms are likely at times on this Friday. High temperatures will be in the low-80s this afternoon as a warm, southerly wind continues to keep humidity values fairly high. That will be the trend into the weekend as well with breezy conditions likely Saturday into Sunday. We could have a few spotty showers on Saturday ahead of more rain and storms on Sunday. Unfortunately, we’ve also had to bump up the rain chances for early next week as it looks like our region will remain in a wet, unsettled pattern at least through Wednesday. Fortunately, we do not have any major severe weather events ahead over the next few days. A few more Friday morning forecast details are below.

GREATEST RAIN CHANCE ON EASTERN SIDE OF REGION TODAY… We all have at least some chance of rain today, but I expect the overall coverage of showers and storms to probably be greatest on the eastern side of our local area. That means if you are in Butler, Covington, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, or Walton counties, you have a slightly higher rain chance compared to areas farther west. Cloud-to-ground lightning will be possible in the stronger thunderstorms in addition to loud thunder. High temperatures today will be in the low-80s areawide.

MOSTLY CLOUDY SATURDAY… Rain chances will be lower (20%) tomorrow but still not zero. This means that a few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two in the afternoon will be possible. Not all locations will have rain, but there is a chance some will. Highs on Saturday will surge into the mid-80s as wind out of the south continues pumping in warm, humid air from the northern Gulf.

RAIN AND STORMS LIKELY SUNDAY… Sunday could be quite wet with scattered to numerous showers and storms likely across the region. Highs on Sunday will again be in the low-80s. Severe weather seems rather unlikely Sunday as of now, but I would not be shocked to see quite a few general thunderstorms across the region on Sunday afternoon. Gusty winds may be a factor in the strongest storms on Sunday.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK… The forecast has certainly trended away from full sunshine on Monday and Tuesday of the upcoming week. We are now expecting mostly cloudy skies early next week with a few showers being possible each day. Highs on Monday and on Tuesday will be in the mid- to upper-70s with morning lows in the mid-50s.

MORE STORMS POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY… Our next round of active weather could be on Wednesday, March 31 as another area of low pressure develops to our northwest, potentially putting our area in a warm, unstable sector. It is far too early to know if severe storms and tornadoes will be possible, but we are in the climatological peak of the spring severe weather and tornado season around here. I’ll keep watching trends this weekend and bring you the latest in the RedZone Weather app. Certainly nothing to worry with or think too much about as of now!

APP… 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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