NICE WEDNESDAY; RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected on this Wednesday with high temperatures likely to be in the low-70s across much of the local area. The next few days will be more active in the weather department locally with multiple chances of rain and thunderstorms. Friday, in particular, looks to be quite wet with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms being possible throughout the day. We dry out in the latter half of the weekend into early next week. A few more Wednesday morning forecast notes are below.
THANKSGIVING DAY TO BE DRY AT FIRST; RAIN LIKELY LATE IN THE DAY… Tomorrow (Thursday, Thanksgiving Day) will likely be dry in the morning hours ahead of a few widely scattered showers becoming possible in the afternoon and evening hours. Most communities locally will likely remain dry throughout the day, but a few showers may develop across parts of west Alabama. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the low-70s.
RAIN & STORMS LIKELY FRIDAY; LOW-END SEVERE WEATHER RISK POSSIBLE… Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be possible at times throughout the day on Friday. There may be a round of rain in the morning hours followed by a brief lull in activity with another uptick in rain and storms on Friday evening into the very early morning hours of Saturday. 1-2″ of total rainfall will be possible as this system moves across our region in the days ahead. This will serve as beneficial rainfall to help alleviate ongoing drought conditions across the region. One bit of uncertainty is how much instability will be in place to potentially fuel any storms that develop. There may be just enough instability and lift to cause a few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms on Friday, potentially in the afternoon and evening hours. Details in this idea remain murky for now. I’ll have more updates over the next few days in the RedZone Weather app.
RAIN MOVES OUT SATURDAY… A few lingering showers will be possible Saturday morning, but most (if not all) of the rain should be to our east by Noon on Saturday. High temperatures will be around 70 on Saturday.
DRY SUNDAY AND MONDAY; ACTIVE WEATHER MIDWEEK POSSIBLE… Early indications point to Sunday and Monday being dry, mostly sunny, and mild with high temperatures likely to be in the upper-60s and near 70. A dry pattern will likely persist into Tuesday ahead of increased rain chances in the middle part of the upcoming week. We note some early model indications point to the potential for a severe weather event across parts of the Deep South during the middle part of the upcoming week but it is far too early for any specifics on timing or placement or IF our local area will be involved in that potential. We are in our secondary severe weather season through the end of December, indicating a climatological uptick in terms of tornado activity.
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See all the details in your Wednesday morning #rzw forecast video. Have a great day!