8:17PM April 19, 2021

A “BLACKBERRY WINTER” INDEED… Get ready for a late season cool snap. Overnight lows on Wednesday night into Thursday night are projected to be near 40 degrees in many spots locally. Upper-30s are not out of the question for inland stretches of south Alabama, particularly in areas north of U.S. Highway 84. Quiet, cool weather is ahead for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday with only a few passing clouds at times on Tuesday. Sunshine is the word for Wednesday and Thursday.

NEXT ROUND OF ACTIVE WEATHER SATURDAY… While it is way too early for any specifics, there is a chance of a few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms developing locally on Saturday. Showers may begin as early as late Friday evening. Rain coverage peaks on Saturday before tapering off late Saturday evening. Flash flooding issues will be possible as rain amounts of 1-3” in total will be likely. That does not sound like much rain at face value, but the problem is local soil (especially near the Alabama and northwest Florida coast) remains highly saturated. This is a situation we will be monitoring over the next few days. We’ll bring you the latest in the RedZone Weather app.

My next forecast video will be posted by 7:15AM tomorrow morning. Have a great evening!

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6:53AM April 19, 2021

MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY; LOW RAIN CHANCES TILL SATURDAY… Sunshine has finally returned! Other than a low chance of rain tomorrow (Tuesday) morning, the next several days are slated to be dry, sunny, and rather cool for late April. High temperatures on this Monday will be in the mid-70s across the region with plenty of sunshine expected throughout the day. Scattered clouds will move in from the west tonight ahead of a few showers becoming possible on Tuesday. Full sunshine and dry conditions are ahead for Wednesday and Thursday ahead of a few showers again becoming possible late Friday evening. The most active weather day this week will likely be Saturday when scattered showers and thunderstorms are expected to return. I’ve got all of your Monday morning forecast details below.

QUITE PLEASANT TODAY… It certainly will be nice to have a day with full sunshine! High temperatures will be in the 73-76 degree range this afternoon across south Alabama and northwest Florida. We will begin to see clouds move in tonight ahead of a few showers becoming possible on Tuesday. Overnight lows on Tuesday morning will be in the low-50s.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE TUESDAY MORNING… A few areas of rain may become possible tomorrow morning due to the interaction between a shortwave trough and a frontal boundary in the northern Gulf. Rain chances remain fairly low (20%) but not entirely zero. Any showers that happen tomorrow are more likely to develop closer to the coast. Rain should be to our east by the early afternoon hours of Tuesday. Clearing skies are expected Tuesday afternoon with highs in the mid-70s.

SUNNY SKIES WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY; COLD NIGHT… Full sunshine is expected on Wednesday into Thursday as cooler, drier air moves into our region. High temperatures each day will be in the low-70s. Wednesday night into Thursday morning will be quite chilly. Overnight lows on Thursday morning will be in the low-40s.

INCREASING CLOUDINESS FRIDAY… Temperatures will be on the rebound later this week ahead of a few showers becoming possible Friday night ahead of high rain chances on Saturday. Cloud coverage will increase throughout the day on Friday. Showers will become possible after sunset Friday evening.

RAIN & STORMS LIKELY SATURDAY… Our next chance of heavy rain and widespread thunderstorms will happen on Saturday as an area of low pressure approaches from the west. There are some scenarios that point to strong to severe thunderstorms being possible in our local area on Saturday, but that idea is not set in stone just yet. Other model solutions suggest rain and general thunderstorms being the likely outcome. This is something we will be monitoring over the next few days. Regardless of which specific scenario actually happens, you can expect a high chance of rain and thunderstorms on Saturday.

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.

See all the details in your Monday #rzw forecast video. Have a great start to your week!

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11:15AM April 17, 2021

SCATTERED SHOWERS… Scattered showers and storms are drifting eastward on this Saturday across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Heavier storms are happening near and just south of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach as of 11:15AM. Widespread severe weather is not expected today.

TWITER IS DOWN… For the second time in less than 24 hours, Twitter is experiencing a global outage, including my @rzweather handle that I use to push weather content constantly. Over the next few hours, I’ll have updates here in the RZW app exclusively until Twitter fixes their technical problems.

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