SHOWERS & STORMS LIKELY TODAY; SUNNY WEEKEND AHEAD… Rain and thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day across south Alabama and northwest Florida as a cold front moves across our region. Rain chances will peak this afternoon into this evening, although we note that rain and storms will be possible this morning and extending well into the evening hours. Fortunately, severe weather is not expected today. You may hear a rumble of thunder or two before the end of the day. A few showers may linger into Friday but our area will be trending drier late in the day on Friday, just in time for high school football games across the region. The weekend looks fantastic with sunny skies expected both on Saturday and on Sunday. Highs today and over the next few days will be near 80 with morning lows near 60. A few more Thursday morning forecast notes are below.
RAIN & STORMS LIKELY TODAY… Scattered thunderstorms will be possible throughout the day on this Thursday. Rain chances will be elevated across the region, both inland and closer to the coast. Any stronger thunderstorms that develop will be capable of producing heavy rain, cloud-to-ground lightning, and loud thunder. The overall tornado risk today remains very low, if not near zero in most spots.
FEW SHOWERS ON FRIDAY; DRIER EVENING LIKELY… Rain chances will be lower, but not quite zero, on Friday. Most of the showers and thunderstorms should fade away by 5-6PM. This means that the vast majority of the high school football games across our region should be dry. High temperatures Friday will be near 80 degrees. By 7PM, temperatures will be in the low- to mid-70s.
SUNNY, NICE WEEKEND… Ample sunshine is ahead for Saturday and Sunday. High temperatures will consistently be in the low-80s with morning lows near 60. I see no reason to modify the forecast for the weekend. Full sunshine is expected both days!
RAIN SET TO RETURN BY TUESDAY… Mostly sunny skies are likely on Monday ahead of another round of rain and storms setting up for the middle part of the upcoming week. While it remains too early for specifics, plan for rain to be around Tuesday into Wednesday of the upcoming week. Thunderstorms, including a few stronger storms, may become possible by Thursday.
TROPICS REMAIN QUIET… The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean are quiet. No tropical storms are expected to form over the next 5-7 days in the Atlantic Basin. Great news!
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