MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY & WEDNESDAY; RAIN RETURNS LATER THIS WEEK… Beautiful weather is expected on this Tuesday across south Alabama and northwest Florida. High temperatures will peak in the upper-60s this afternoon. Cloud coverage will increase on Wednesday ahead of a few showers becoming possible on Thursday. Rain will also be possible Friday and into the weekend as our area enters into an extended wet pattern. The good news is, for now, we don’t see any signs of severe weather or winter weather issues anytime soon. A few more forecast details are below.
MILDER TEMPERATURES AHEAD… Last night and this morning were the last time we will see temperatures in the 30s for potentially quite some time. I see no model data that supports near freezing temperatures over the next 7-10 days. Highs today will rise into the mid- to upper-60s. There is a chance some spots tomorrow may hit the 70 degree mark. Cloud cover around our region on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will keep temperatures fairly stable with highs near 70 and lows in the 50s.
RAIN CHANCES RISE ON THURSDAY… Rain will increase in coverage across the area on Thursday, primarily in the afternoon and evening hours. Scattered showers will likely increase in number on Friday as a strengthening surface low pressure area (well to our north) and trailing cold front move eastward. Highs on Thursday will again be in the upper-60s and near 70.
SHOWERS LIKELY AT TIMES FRIDAY AND INTO THE WEEKEND… An unsettled pattern continues on Friday and into the weekend with rain being possible Friday and again late on Saturday into Sunday. We will need to keep the rain gear handy this weekend. No “all day washout” conditions are expected, but there could be scattered showers around at times.
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See all the details in your Tuesday #rzw forecast video. Have a wonderful day!
Even with a deep trough over the eastern U.S. + Great Lakes, frigid arctic air is nowhere to be found. Source region for much of North America continues to the mild north Pacific with anomalously warm air parked over Canada over the past 30 days. pic.twitter.com/AO8OZcKdct
— Andrew Pritchard (@skydrama) January 18, 2021
Good morning from the beach. We are flying yellow flags in Orange Beach today – Monday, January 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Here is the morning view from Cotton Bayou Beach. @spann #alwx pic.twitter.com/mdSVcVkI0r
— City of Orange Beach (@cityorangebeach) January 18, 2021
SUNNY THROUGH WEDNESDAY; RAIN RETURNS LATER THIS WEEK… Today and Tuesday will be sunny and cool ahead of warmer, wetter days later this week. High temperatures on this Monday will peak near the 60 degree mark in most spots. Tonight will be our final night with low temperatures near the freezing mark for awhile. Our next rain chance sets up later this week, most likely in the evening hours of Thursday. Overall, this week will feature quiet weather across Alabama and northwest Florida with no severe weather, no winter weather issues, and no extreme temperatures expected. That is what we like to see in the forecast! A few more details are below.
ONE MORE COLD NIGHT WITH LOWS NEAR FREEZING… Temperatures by 6AM Tuesday will be near or perhaps just below the freezing mark in many communities locally, especially inland in areas along and north of U.S. Highway 84. This means places like Andalusia, Opp, Red Level, Greenville, Beatrice, Monroeville, Luverne, and Thomasville may briefly have temperatures in the 30-32 degree range by daybreak on Tuesday. This will be the last night for at least 5-6 nights with lows near or just below freezing, however.
NICE TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY… Sunshine will continue to be in the forecast on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Temperatures will moderate into the upper-60s tomorrow and then to near 70 by Wednesday. Tuesday is likely to be completely sunny with only a few passing clouds being possible on Wednesday.
SHOWERS RETURN THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… Showers will become possible on Thursday, most likely in the evening hours after sunset. Scattered showers will be “hit or miss” in nature and not every locale will have rain Thursday into Friday. The rain later this week into the upcoming weekend will be associated with multiple passing shortwave troughs that will swing from west to east across our region. Right now, there are no signs of imminent severe weather with these systems. Good news!
RAIN POSSIBLE AT TIMES THIS WEEKEND… Showers will continue to be possible at times this weekend and into early next week. Neither Saturday nor Sunday will be an “all day washout” but there could be showers around at times. We’ll keep you posted in the RedZone Weather app.
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See all the details in your Monday #rzw forecast video. Have a great start to your week!