6:57AM October 13, 2021

MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY; RAIN RETURNS THIS WEEKEND; COOLER AIR BY SUNDAY… More sunshine is expected today and tomorrow ahead of rain and storms returning to our local area this weekend as a cold front moves by. High temperatures on this Wednesday will be approximately 10 to 12 degrees above our climatological normal high temp for this time of year. Most spots will rise into the mid- to upper-80s today. Rain is set to potentially return on Friday evening as scattered showers move in from the northwest. I expect showers and storms to be a bit more numerous in coverage on Saturday as a cold front crosses the area from northwest to southeast. Dry air will filter in behind the front on Sunday, allowing cool, dry conditions to persist into early next week. A few more Wednesday morning forecast notes are below.

DENSE FOG AROUND THIS MORNING… Patchy areas of dense fog are noted across parts of south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Wednesday morning. Not every community has fog in place but many certainly do. Please take it easy this morning if you’re traveling or commuting.

DRY TODAY AND THURSDAY… Mostly sunny skies are likely today ahead of a mix of sun and clouds on Thursday. High temperatures will continue to be in the mid- to upper-80s through tomorrow. No rain is expected until Friday.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE FRIDAY… Most of the daytime hours on Friday should be dry. A few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two may become possible in the afternoon and evening hours. I expect the vast majority of the high school football games across our local area to remain dry. Temperatures on Friday evening will be in the upper-70s. I cannot completely rule out a few showers on Friday evening, but most locales will be dry. Rain chances will increase on Saturday.

SHOWERS & STORMS LIKELY AT TIMES SATURDAY… Rain will be possible on Saturday, mainly in the morning and early afternoon hours. A few thunderstorms may become possible as well, although I do not see any signs of any severe weather issues at this point. Drier air will filter in by Saturday evening. Temperatures Saturday afternoon will peak near 80, but by 9PM, most spots locally should be in the low-60s.

DRIER, COOLER AIR ARRIVES LATE SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY… The main reason we are expecting showers and storms on Saturday is due to a cold front that will move across our region. Cooler, drier air will filter into the area behind the cold front. Overnight lows by Sunday morning will be in the mid-50s. Highs on Sunday will be in the mid-70s. Mild days and cool nights are ahead for next week.

TROPICS ARE QUIET… The Gulf of Mexico is quiet with no imminent, local tropical concerns expected in the next several days. A tropical disturbance near the Turks & Caicos Islands, just north of Hispaniola, is moving northeast. This system has a very low-end (10%) chance of developing into a tropical storm. Fortunately, I see no indications of any land areas in the Atlantic Basin having significant tropical issues in the next few days.

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See all the details in your Wednesday morning #rzw forecast video. Have a great day!

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