GUSTY WINDS OF 30-40 MPH POSSIBLE THIS AFTERNOON INTO THIS EVENING… The National Weather Service has issued an uncommon High Wind Warning for the Alabama Gulf Coast and a Wind Advisory for everyone else across our local area as blustery conditions are expected this afternoon into this evening. Wind gusts of 20-30 mph inland and 30-40+ mph closer to the immediate coast will be possible this afternoon, this evening, and into tonight. While the severe weather and tornado risk is now completely over, these are “pressure gradient” winds setting up behind the advancing cold front.
Secure any loose objects in your yard before the front passes by your location. If you don’t, those Halloween decorations may end up blown down the street!
Winds may continue overnight into Friday, but I do expect wind speeds to calm down somewhat tomorrow evening and certainly into Saturday.
RADAR CHECK AS OF NOON… No rain is noted on radar as of Noon, although a few showers may become possible later this evening across inland areas of southwest Alabama. No storms and no severe weather issues are expected as cooler air will be surging into the area.
COOL FRIDAY AHEAD WITH A FEW SHOWERS… High temperatures on Friday will not get out of the 50s for some communities north of U.S. Highway 84. Most of us across the region will have highs in the low- to mid-60s. It is going to be the coolest day we have had since last winter/spring. Overnight lows will be in the upper-40s this weekend.
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I will have more updates over the next several hours posted in the RedZone Weather app. Have a nice Thursday evening!