2:14PM August 9, 2022

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6:54AM August 9, 2022

SCATTERED POP-UP STORMS LIKELY AGAIN TODAY… More thunderstorms will fire up across parts of south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Tuesday. Most, if not all, of the storms will be well under severe limits today but some of the storms will inevitably be rowdy with loud thunder, cloud-to-ground lightning, heavy rain, and gusty winds being possible. Most of the thunderstorms will happen in the afternoon and evening hours. High temperatures will yet again be around the 90 degree mark today. Locally, I don’t see any significant weather pattern changes over the next 7-10 days. P.M. storms will continue to be the norm. The good news to report this morning is that the tropical wave we have been tracking in the Atlantic Ocean will likely fizzle out this weekend. A few more Tuesday morning notes are below.

40% CHANCE OF TROPICAL DEVELOPMENT IN ATLANTIC… The National Hurricane Center continues to note that a tropical storm may develop later this week or this weekend in the central Atlantic Ocean. This system will likely never come remotely close to south Alabama or northwest Florida. Most of the global weather models show the system either fizzling out in about 5 days (IF development happens at all) or a northward movement into the open waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean. Either way, we are in good shape! From NHC: “A tropical wave continues to produce a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms over the eastern tropical Atlantic a few hundred miles south-southwest of the Cabo Verde Islands. Gradual development of this system is possible and a tropical depression could form by the middle or latter portion of the week before environmental conditions become less favorable by this weekend. This system is expected to move westward to west-northwestward at 15 to 20 mph across the tropical Atlantic during the next several days.”

GULF & CARIBBEAN SEA ARE QUIET… Other than the tropical wave moving westward in the eastern Atlantic Ocean, it should be noted that the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea are quiet. We will really need to keep a close eye on the entire Atlantic Basin in the weeks ahead as the statistical peak of hurricane season approaches. The peak happens on September 11 each year.

BACKUP OPERATIONS CONTINUE TODAY… You will notice in this morning’s edition of the RedZone Weather forecast video that I continue to be “in a box” in the lower left corner of the screen. This is because we continue to recover from a lightning strike that took out quite a bit of studio equipment over the weekend. As I always say, “property can be replaced but people cannot.” I am thankful that no one was injured when the lightning strike happened (the tree outside our studio will probably be a victim – that may be the biggest loss of all!). Replacement equipment is supposed to be delivered today, tomorrow, and Thursday. I expect us to be back in normal operations (meaning I’ll be back on the green wall in the normal video format) by Friday. I should note that we have a list of contingency operations ALWAYS in place, and if we happen to ever have tornado warnings during a studio outage like this, we are always ready for that possibility. No tornado warnings are in the forecast today or this week, thankfully.

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1:48PM August 8, 2022

STORMS CONTINUE TO POP UP… Numerous showers and thunderstorms continue to develop across south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Monday. Storms are producing heavy rain near Thomasville, Atmore, Poarch, Deer Park, and many other communities across the region.

I expect more storms to pop up over the next several hours.

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12:50PM August 8, 2022

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6:52AM August 8, 2022

POP-UP STORMS LIKELY TODAY; TROPICAL WAVE IN ATLANTIC… Scattered thunderstorms are likely to develop across south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Monday. Storms will likely become numerous as we go into the evening hours. While severe weather issues are not expected, some of the storms may be “loud and proud” at times. Dangerous cloud-to-ground lightning will be a concern along with torrential downpours of rain. Our weather pattern is poised to remain the same in the days ahead as our seasonal early August weather pattern continues. High temperatures will be near 90 this afternoon.

LIGHTNING STRIKE TO STUDIO LOCATION… Normally in our RedZone Weather forecast videos, I stand in front of a green chroma key wall to bring you the forecast everyday. Unfortunately, our studio location in Brewton, Alabama suffered considerable damage due to a lightning strike that initially struck a large tree in our yard. That is why our daily forecast video looks a bit different this morning with me in a “box” as opposed to being in front of the green wall. Replacement units and parts are en route and will arrive over the next several days. I expect to be able to produce a normal video hopefully no later than Friday morning at the latest. While it is unfortunate our studio has lightning damage, I am thankful for multiple redundancy and backup systems that allow us to continue to provide weather information. Thanks for watching our coverage!

SCATTERED STORMS LIKELY OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS… Scattered showers and thunderstorms will continue to be possible over the next several days. Most of the showers and thunderstorms will happen in the afternoon and evening hours across south Alabama and northwest Florida. These storms will produce cloud-to-ground lightning, loud thunder, heavy rain, and gusty winds in some cases. If you can hear thunder (even if it is distant), you are close enough to a storm to be struck by lightning. “When thunder roars, please go indoors.”

40-50% CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM FORMING IN CENTRAL ATLANTIC OCEAN… A tropical wave emerged from the African continent over the weekend. This tropical wave is moving westward at 15-20 mph. The National Hurricane Center suggests this tropical disturbance has a 40-50% chance of becoming a tropical storm over the next 5 days as a general westward or west-northwestward movement continues. This system is far away from land and will remain away from land over the next 7 days. There is a very high probability this system develops briefly into a tropical storm before fading away next weekend. I will have further updates in the days ahead as we track what could become Tropical Storm Danielle. No threat to the local area.

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