PERFECT SATURDAY WEATHER; RAIN ON MONDAY… Talk about a glorious weekend! We’ve got sunshine upcoming today and on Sunday with temperatures that will peak in the upper-70s each day. It just doesn’t get much better. Showers and thunderstorms will return to our region on Monday afternoon and evening as a cold front approaches from the west. Thanks to Melissa McMillan with RedZone Weather sponsor Hope Realty & Development for her view from Conecuh County. Let’s look at a few details about what you can expect in the days ahead…
SUNNY SATURDAY & SUNDAY… Most spots are starting off in the 40s this morning. We will quickly rise into the mid-60s by late morning. Afternoon highs peak around 78° in most spots today and on Sunday. No rain is expected through Monday morning, although cloud coverage will likely increase from west to east on Sunday evening.
SHOWERS & STORMS MONDAY… Scattered showers and thunderstorms will return to south Alabama and northwest Florida during the afternoon and evening hours of Monday. The overall severe weather risk remains very low. The latest Quantitative Precipitation Forecast shows all of our area included in the 0-0.5” total rain zone for this event. There will probably be some spots that don’t have rain with this event as showers and storms will be scattered. Highs on Monday will peak around the 80 degree mark.
RAIN MOVES OUT MONDAY NIGHT… Rain and storms will taper off likely before 2AM on Tuesday. Cooler, drier air will filter in behind the cold front that moves by late in the evening on Monday.
ANOTHER SLEW OF NICE DAYS… After the cold front moves by Monday night, quite a few nice, cool days are expected Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of the upcoming week. High temperatures will peak near 70° each day with lows in the 40s.
NEXT RAIN CHANCE: FRIDAY… After the round of rain earlier in the week (Monday into Monday night), our next rain chance will happen Friday into Saturday (one week from today). Still too early to know whether storms will be an issue, but we’ll keep our eyes on this next “weathermaker.”
Let me know if you have any weather-related questions. Enjoy your weekend!
Tropical Cyclone Trevor as intense as Idai is making landfall on Australia northern coast and there's very little news coverage. The scale or potential of disaster does not remotely compare to Mozambique.
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— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) March 23, 2019
Gorgeous afternoon! Temperatures are in the low-70s with full sunshine across south Alabama & NW Florida. Soooo nice! 👍
— Spinks Megginson (@rzweather) March 22, 2019
INCREASING TEMPS THIS WEEKEND; RAIN EARLY NEXT WEEK… This weekend will be quite nice and fairly quiet with quite a bit of sunshine in place today, on Saturday, and some on Sunday as well. There could be some patchy areas of dense fog, especially near the coast over the next few days. Our next chance of rain comes on Monday when a cold front will approach the area from the northwest. Let’s talk about what you can expect for the weekend and early next week…
PLENTY OF SUNSHINE TODAY AND ON SATURDAY… No significant weather issues are expected today (Friday) or on Saturday. High temperatures today rise just a hair above our afternoon highs from previous days. Most spots will peak around 72° by 3PM. We rise into the mid- to upper-70s on Saturday afternoon with most spots hitting the 74-76° range by the middle part of the afternoon. A few clouds may move in from the west on Saturday, particularly later in the day.
RAIN CHANCE TAKEN OUT FOR SUNDAY… We’ve been advertising a low (10-20%) chance of rain for Sunday, but we have removed that from our latest forecast. Why? It appears that showers will remain well to our west on Sunday, keeping our area dry until Monday. Highs on Sunday will rise into the mid- to upper-70s with partly cloudy skies. If you’re planning to head out to the golf course or perhaps out to morning church services on Sunday, no major weather issues are expected. Good news!
RAIN MONDAY INTO TUESDAY… The system that will move across our area on Monday into the early part of Tuesday should remain weak enough that severe weather will likely NOT be an issue for our area. The wind fields and expected instability (for now, based on the latest data) will likely be weak and not supportive of stronger storms. I do think there may be a few thunderstorms around Monday evening, but the chance of severe weather remains low. Plan for scattered showers and storms for Monday P.M. into Tuesday A.M.
LATE NEXT WEEK… Wednesday and Thursday will be dry ahead of another rain/storm chance setting up for Friday into Saturday. That system has the potential to be more potent compared to the one that moves through earlier in the week. Certainly nothing to stress over now. We’ll keep watching and bring you the latest developments over the next few days.
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See all the details, including a graphical look at the next 7 days, in your Friday #rzw forecast video… Have a great day!