Heavier rain is happening this afternoon across parts of southern Mobile and Baldwin counties south of I-10 near places like Sunny Cove and Point Clear. Hearing some rumbles of thunder in these areas as well. This storm is sliding southeast. https://t.co/dsHaPuKuc2
RAIN & STORMS AT TIMES TODAY; UNSETTLED PATTERN INTO NEXT WEEK… Showers and thunderstorms will be possible at times on this Friday, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will be in the mid-80s across the region again today. Saturday has trended drier ahead of what could be an extended streak of unsettled weather from Sunday into the latter half of the upcoming week when multiple rounds of rain and storms will be possible. Severe storms could be a possibility at some points next week around Tuesday or Wednesday. We note the Storm Prediction Center has included much of Mississippi in their Level 2 (out of 5) severe weather risk valid for Sunday. A few more Friday forecast details are below.
SCATTERED STORMS AROUND THIS EVENING… A passing frontal boundary will spark off scattered showers and thunderstorms across the region at times today. The greatest rain chance will happen in the afternoon and evening hours in the peak diurnal heating of the day. We’ll call it a 30-40% chance of showers and storms this afternoon. Widespread severe weather is not expected today, but you may hear some loud thunder at times if you happen to be near one of the storms. High temperatures this afternoon will be in the mid-80s.
MOSTLY CLOUDY ON SATURDAY… We get a break from the organized rain on Saturday. Mostly cloudy skies will persist throughout the day and rain chances will be quite low (0-10% chance overall). I cannot completely rule out one or two showers popping up in the heat of the day Saturday, but the odds of your particular location getting wet are very, very low. Highs on Saturday will be in the mid-80s.
SHOWERS & STORMS AT TIMES ON SUNDAY INTO MONDAY… We are set to get back into a pattern where we have multiple waves of rain and storms every day or two starting on Sunday in the P.M. hours. Note that model guidance sometimes has a tough time handling these quick-hitting systems, thus forecast confidence going into next week may be a bit lower than usual. Rain and storms will again become likely Sunday evening into Monday morning ahead of more waves of showers and storms into next week. We will be monitoring trends this weekend to see if/when severe storms will be possible.
SEVERE WEATHER POSSIBLE TO OUR WEST ON MONDAY… The Storm Prediction Center has included much of Mississippi and extreme western parts of Alabama near the AL/MS state line in their Level 2 (out of 5) slight severe weather risk valid for Sunday. This means that scattered severe storms may happen just to our west and northwest on Sunday. If you’re traveling to Mississippi on Sunday, please be aware of the potential for strong to severe storms, including tornadoes.
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A few showers & storms may develop over interior SE MS & SW AL late tonight ahead of an approaching cold front. Patchy fog development is also expected late tonight, especially closer to the coast, where localized dense fog will be possible. Mild temps continue tonight. #mobwx https://t.co/LIb2oVj5bH
NICE THURSDAY; FEW SHOWERS LATE THIS EVENING; RAIN & STORMS FRIDAY… Clouds will increase across the region on this Thursday ahead of a few showers becoming possible late this evening into the overnight hours. High temperatures today will be in the mid-80s. Rain and a few thunderstorms are set to return to our forecast on Friday. Storms will be scattered in nature, thus there is a real chance some locales may remain completely dry Friday. Following the scattered rain and storms Friday, we have a summer-like pattern setting up for the weekend into early next week. Rain chances will not be particularly high this weekend, but the chance of rain is not at zero either. This means we have a 20-30% chance of showers around this weekend. The good news is we have no organized, widespread severe weather issues for the foreseeable future. A few more Thursday morning forecast notes are below.
PATCHY DENSE FOG THIS MORNING… Just like the last few mornings, there are a few areas of dense fog happening across the region. Fog will likely burn off by 9AM in many spots. Take it easy if you’re traveling locally this morning.
ISOLATED SHOWERS POSSIBLE OVERNIGHT… I expect the daytime hours today to be dry ahead of the low-end (10-20%) chance of a few showers becoming possible later today, particularly in west Alabama in areas west of the Alabama River. This means if you’re in Washington, Clarke, Mobile, Choctaw, or Marengo counties, you have a slightly higher rain chance tonight into the overnight hours compared to areas farther east.
RAIN & STORMS AT TIMES ON FRIDAY… Scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected across the area on Friday as a decaying frontal boundary sags to the south. Warm, humid air streaming in from the Gulf of Mexico will allow for showers and storms to bubble up, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours. I will have radar updates posted as needed Friday in the RedZone Weather app. A few thunderstorms may be possible, but widespread severe weather is not expected.
FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY… Rain chances remain low, but not entirely zero, for the upcoming weekend. There could be a few showers across the region at times. High temperatures will be in the 80s on both Saturday and on Sunday.
POP-UP STORMS AT TIMES NEXT WEEK; WARMER TEMPS… Our weather pattern increasingly resembles something like we see in the summertime with the chance of pop-up thunderstorms, heat, and humidity ahead for the upcoming week. Rain chances will be slightly increased on Monday into Tuesday. Fortunately, despite the presence of general thunderstorms, widespread severe weather continues to seem unlikely.
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See all the details in your Thursday #rzw forecast video. Have a great day!