7:01AM April 3, 2020

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6:50AM April 3, 2020

NICE WEEKEND AHEAD; SHOWERS & STORMS EARLY NEXT WEEK… Nice weekend weather is on tap for south Alabama and northwest Florida. There could be a few showers and storms around on Sunday, but I expect rain chances to remain pretty low (20-30%) with hardly any chance of rain on Saturday. Temperatures will be quite pleasant with high temperatures in the 80s and morning lows in the upper-50s and near 60° in most spots. We’re looking ahead to Monday and Tuesday of the upcoming week when rain chances will rise considerably. We also could have a few thunderstorms in the mix early next week, although severe weather parameters for now look low. Let’s look at a few more details.

SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE MONDAY INTO TUESDAY… Rain chances will likely peak Monday through Wednesday of the upcoming week as a frontal boundary slides across our region. The overall weather pattern during the upcoming week will favor the potential for storms at times, but so far, it remains to be seen whether severe storms will be a possibility. That is something I will be monitoring in the model trends this weekend. I’ll bring you the latest in the RedZone Weather app.

WARMER TEMPS NEXT WEEK… Temperatures will progressively be increasing over the next 7 days. While we have had upper-70s for afternoon highs over the last few days, by this time next week, most spots will be peaking near 90°. By the time we get to Wednesday and Thursday of next week, we actually may be looking at heat index values that could be in the low-90s briefly in the afternoon hours.

APP… If you haven’t already, be sure to download the free RedZone Weather app to keep up with all the latest information on the world of weather in south Alabama and northwest Florida. redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download. Once you have the app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) and tap the large, yellow Alert Settings button to customize the alerts you would like to receive straight from me.

CARDS FOR THE ELDERLY… Please don’t forget to take advantage of our new RedZone Weather Cards for the Elderly program. We want to be able to safely send as many encouraging cards as possible to our local senior adults in nursing homes. Be sure to visit the link below for all the information. This is an opportunity for students and adults across our region to write encouraging notes to elderly people currently under lockdown in local nursing homes due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Here is the link.

See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video. Enjoy your day!

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12:55PM April 2, 2020

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12:19PM April 2, 2020

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7:01AM April 2, 2020

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6:56AM April 2, 2020

NEAR PERFECT WEATHER TODAY; SHOWERS TO RETURN THIS WEEKEND… I would venture to say it doesn’t get much better for an early April day across south Alabama and northwest Florida than what we are expecting today, in terms of our local weather. High temperatures will peak in the upper-70s with ample sunshine expected throughout the day. Cloud coverage will increase on Friday ahead of showers becoming possible late Saturday into Sunday. Next week looks increasingly unstable with a chance of showers and thunderstorms coming back into our weather picture for Monday and Tuesday. Let’s look at your forecast details.

MOSTLY CLOUDY FRIDAY… We’ll start the day in the low-50s in most spots on Friday at 6AM, but we quickly will rebound into the low-80s in the early afternoon hours. Partly cloudy skies are expected in the morning with mostly cloudy skies in the afternoon and evening hours. Rain will hold off on Friday but there could be more in the way of shower activity Saturday evening into Sunday.

FEW SHOWERS LATE SATURDAY… Vast majority of the daytime hours on Saturday will be dry, with temperatures increasing into the low- to mid-80s by 2PM. Mostly cloudy skies are expected throughout the day. There could be a few showers after sunset, but widespread thunderstorms are not expected.

ISOLATED SHOWERS SUNDAY… Isolated showers will be possible on Sunday as an area of low pressure skirts by our region. Rain amounts should generally be light. Temperatures will again peak in the mid-80s.

MORE RAIN POSSIBLE MONDAY… Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be the story on Monday and Tuesday. There have been some scenarios that would support a few stronger storms on Tuesday, but for now, the overall severe weather risk remains low.

WARMER TEMPS NEXT WEEK… Temperatures will progressively be increasing over the next 7 days. While we have upper-70s expected for afternoon highs today, by this time next week, most spots will be peaking in the low-90s. By the time we get to Wednesday and Thursday of next week, we actually may be looking at heat index values that could be in the mid-90s briefly in the afternoon hours.

APP… If you haven’t already, be sure to download the free RedZone Weather app to keep up with all the latest information on the world of weather in south Alabama and northwest Florida. redzoneweather.com/app is the link for the free download. Once you have the app downloaded to your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner) and tap the large, yellow Alert Settings button to customize the alerts you would like to receive straight from me.

CARDS FOR THE ELDERLY… Please don’t forget to take advantage of our new RedZone Weather Cards for the Elderly program. We want to be able to safely send as many encouraging cards as possible to our local senior adults in nursing homes. Be sure to visit the link below for all the information. This is an opportunity for students and adults across our region to write encouraging notes to elderly people currently under lockdown in local nursing homes due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. Here is the link.

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8:40PM April 1, 2020

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1:00PM April 1, 2020

HIGH-LEVEL ALERT QUARTERLY TEST… Good news! You are receiving High-Level Alerts from RedZone Weather if you just received the quarterly test push notification. Did you know that you should have other alerts set up too? Visit the Alerts tab (lower right corner of the RZW app), then read the descriptions and turn ON the other types of alerts you want to get when I send them. Make sure you turn on alerts for the county you live in, too. Tornado Warning alerts are sent in the specific county selectors. You can turn on as many alert selectors as you want!

ABOUT OUR ALERTS… High-Level Alerts are reserved for the most extreme weather events and are rarely sent. Our next quarterly test will happen Wednesday, July 1, 2020 at 1PM. Medium-Level Alerts are sent sparingly. Low-Level Alerts are sent quite a bit. You’re in control of the information you get from us. If you want more alerts, make sure Medium-Level Alerts are turned ON. For even more info, turn on Low-Level Alerts.

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