11:39AM January 24, 2020

BOOM & SHAKING NEAR MOBILE & EASTERN SHORE… I’ve had several messages over the last hour reporting a loud boom and houses shaking in Fairhope, Daphne, Mobile, and surrounding areas. This was a likely sonic boom. The U.S. Geological Survey indicates there were no earthquakes in the area, per a quick check of their system. Did you feel this event? If so, please let us know where and what happened at your specific location in the Facebook comments here.

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6:52AM January 24, 2020

RAIN & CLOUDS EXITING TO THE EAST TODAY; DRY SATURDAY AHEAD… The rain has exited our area to the east and clouds will move out later today now that an area of low pressure and trailing cold front have passed by our area. Temperatures will rise into the low-60s this afternoon. We have a nice, seasonal evening on tap with temperatures likely to be in the 50s. You’ll need the jacket tonight but you will not need the rain gear. The next chance of rain happens on Sunday, but not before a nice, dry Saturday. Temperatures will be near 60° tomorrow afternoon. We’re also looking ahead to the potential for more rain and maybe a few thunderstorms by the middle part of next week. Let’s look at your forecast details.

NICE, SEASONAL AFTERNOON & EVENING… Other than a few lingering areas of sprinkles and light rain to the east, most of the rain has exited our area well to our east. Cloud coverage should continue to decrease throughout the day and most spots should be sunny by the time we get to 1PM. One of the most difficult things to forecast that I encounter multiple times each year is how quickly low clouds will move out behind the passage of a cold front. Sometimes clouds can unexpectedly linger behind a front and camp out for many hours. That doesn’t appear to be the case today, but nonetheless I’ll be watching satellite trends and bring you the latest in the RedZone Weather app. High temperatures today will be in the 59-63° range in most spots.

NICE, COOL SATURDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected for Saturday. High temperatures will be in the upper-50s across south Alabama and northwest Florida. No rain is expected on Saturday. Note that temperatures will likely be in the upper-40s by Saturday evening.

SHOWERS POSSIBLE ON SUNDAY INTO MONDAY… Isolated showers may happen on Sunday, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours as another area of low pressure slides by just to the north of our region. It seems likely that widespread rain and storms won’t happen. This will be a situation where rain and a few thunderstorms will be widely spaced across the region. Rain looks most likely during the evening hours of Sunday into the early morning hours of Monday.

DRY TUESDAY; MORE RAIN BY WEDNESDAY… Tuesday is slated to be dry ahead of more rain becoming possible Wednesday and Thursday of the upcoming week. High temperatures will be in the 60s with morning lows in the 40s. Severe weather parameters, for now, seem low. We’ll keep watching trends and bring you the latest in the RedZone Weather app.

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See all the details in your Friday #rzw forecast video… Have a great weekend!

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12:55AM January 24, 2020

SCATTERED SHOWERS ACROSS N.W. FLORIDA… More showers are forming early on this Friday morning across parts of northwest Florida. The heaviest area of rain as of 12:55AM is happening near Whiting Field and Point Baker, just to the north of Milton.

Showers will continue to move east-northeast over the next few hours. Rain will move out of our region by 9AM at the latest.

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6:50AM January 23, 2020

RAIN INCREASINGLY LIKELY TODAY; SEVERE WEATHER RISK REMAINS VERY LOW… We’ve already had light rain this morning in spots across the region and more rain is on the way. Scattered showers will increase in coverage throughout the day. I expect rain to be quite prevalent across the area by 5PM this evening. While there could be some rumbles of thunder near the immediate beach zones, instability remains nearly nonexistent across inland areas. This will also be the limiting factor today that will mitigate any widespread severe weather risk. Rain will clear out Friday morning, meaning much of the afternoon and evening hours of Friday will be dry. Saturday will also be dry ahead of another chance of rain setting up for Sunday into Monday. Your full forecast details are below.

FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE NEAR THE COAST TODAY… The Storm Prediction Center has NOT outlined any areas in a formal severe weather risk zone on this Thursday. The entirety of south Alabama and northwest Florida is included in their “General Thunderstorms” zone, meaning occasional thunder and lightning cannot be completely ruled out. If any stronger, louder storms happen today, they will almost certainly form over the Gulf of Mexico and move near the coast. I will have radar updates posted throughout the day as needed in the RedZone Weather app.

RAIN CLEARS OUT EARLY FRIDAY; DRY SATURDAY AHEAD… Rain will move out of our region to the east by Friday morning at 9AM. This means that much of the daytime on Friday will be dry with temperatures peaking in the low-60s. Saturday will be the nicest day of the next 5 days with mostly sunny skies and high temperatures in the low- to mid-60s. Overnight lows on both Saturday and Sunday mornings will be in the upper-30s.

ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN POSSIBLE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY… Unfortunately, there is a need to introduce higher rain chances for late Sunday into early Monday. We’ll call it a 30% chance of showers for Sunday evening into Monday morning. The severe weather risk with this developing system looks very low, for now.

NEXT ROUND OF STORMS ON WEDNESDAY… Temperatures will creep up into the mid- to upper-60s by Tuesday and Wednesday of the upcoming week. This warmer, Gulf air that will be streaming into our region from the south will ultimately support a potential for showers and storms on Wednesday. It is too early to know if severe weather will be a possibility with this system, but that is something we’ll be watching in the days ahead.

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 Thursday #rzw forecast video. Have a nice day!

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6:53AM January 22, 2020

INCREASING CLOUDINESS TODAY; SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPS… Clouds will be on the increase today ahead of increasing rain chances for Thursday evening into Friday morning. High temperatures on this Wednesday will climb into the mid-50s today. We also will have increasing temperatures for overnight lows. Instead of being below freezing, most spots will settle in the mid-30s by daybreak on Thursday. We will need the rain gear on Thursday as scattered showers will become possible during the afternoon hours with heavier, more consistent rain likely in the evening hours. Rain won’t linger into the weekend, however. Sunny skies are expected Saturday and Sunday with highs in the low-60s. Let’s dive into your forecast details.

LOWS IN THE 30S TONIGHT… No more freezing temperatures, at least for now. Temperatures will be in the 40s this evening, falling to the 34-37° range by dawn on Thursday. Cloud coverage will increase overnight and into Thursday morning.

RAIN RETURNS THURSDAY AFTERNOON… An area of low pressure will approach from the west on Thursday, paving the way for rain chances to steadily increase throughout the day. Scattered showers could happen as early as 11AM across west Alabama. A few showers may in progress through the afternoon hours, but at this point, it certainly seems like the greatest rain chance will happen from 4PM Thursday to 4AM on Friday.

WET THURSDAY EVENING; STORMS TO BE LIMITED… There could be pockets of heavy rain in the evening hours of Thursday. We are NOT expecting any severe weather issues with this system. There is no instability inland and instability values at the immediate coast will be paltry (less than 200 k/kg in most cases). If any thunderstorms happen, they will almost certainly happen at the immediate beach zones. This will be a good, soaking rain. While small rises may happen on area creeks and rivers, we probably won’t have enough rain to cause any significant flooding issues.

RAIN MOVES OUT EARLY FRIDAY… Skies will clear from west to east on Friday morning. We could have a few lingering showers early Friday morning, but I expect all of the rain to be gone no later than 10AM. Clouds will linger into the afternoon hours. There will likely be a few peeks of sunshine before the end of the day.

NICE, SEASONAL WEEKEND UPCOMING… Our weather pattern this weekend will be nice for late January. High temperatures will be in the low-60s with morning lows in the upper-30s. That is pretty much exactly where we should be compared to our normal climatology values for this time of year. Full sunshine is expected each day.

APP… If you haven’t already downloaded the RedZone Weather app, now is a great time to do that. redzoneweather.com/app is the link to the free download. Once you have the RZW app installed on your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab to turn on the specific notifications you’d like to receive. All notifications are handcrafted by me. No automation and we promise not to bug you!

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

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7:45PM January 21, 2020

ANOTHER HARD FREEZE OVERNIGHT… The map attached is the projected air temperature at 6AM on Wednesday, not the wind chill. Tonight will probably be just as cold or perhaps a degree or two colder than last night. Fortunately, winds are expected to be in the 0-4mph range meaning the wind chill won’t be a big factor. We note temperatures are ALREADY in the mid-30s as of 7:45PM on Tuesday. This is the last freeze for awhile! Temperatures will start to moderate on Wednesday and we will return to near 70 in the afternoon hours next week.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE THURSDAY AFTERNOON… Temperatures are moderating out ahead of an area of low pressure and trailing cold front set to move through our region Thursday night into Friday morning. Showers may happen as early as Thursday afternoon, but it looks like the core window for rain will be from 4PM Thursday to 4AM Friday. No severe weather is expected.

I will have your next full forecast video posted by 7:15AM on Wednesday. Hope you’ll join us. Have a great Tuesday evening!

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6:53AM January 21, 2020

ANOTHER HARD FREEZE TONIGHT; SUNNY, COLD TUESDAY… Overnight lows in many locales were in the mid- to upper-20 this morning. We have another very cold night ahead! Chilly temperatures will be the big weather story on this Tuesday. Sunshine is expected throughout the day, yet high temperatures won’t make it to the 50 degree mark in many locations. Most spots will reach the upper-40s by 2PM. Temperatures will begin to moderate slightly on Wednesday when high temperatures will reach the mid-50s. Rain returns Thursday evening into Friday ahead of a drier, sunny, seasonal weekend. That’s the forecast summary. More details are below.

OVERNIGHT LOWS IN MID-20s TONIGHT… We will have another hard freeze tonight into Wednesday morning. Overnight lows will be in the 23-28° range across south Alabama and northwest Florida. The good news is we are not expecting much, if any, wind. This means that the wind chill won’t be as big of a factor compared to previous nights. Tonight will be the last night in the 20s for awhile as temperatures will be in the mid-30s tomorrow night.

CLOUDS INCREASE WEDNESDAY… Cloud coverage will begin to increase on Wednesday ahead of increasing rain chances on Thursday. High temperatures on Wednesday will be in the mid-50s.

RAIN LIKELY THURSDAY EVENING INTO FRIDAY… Let me be very clear in saying there are no signs of snow of mixed precipitation in our forecast! Rain, however, is likely Thursday evening into Friday. There could be a few general thunderstorms involved, but severe weather is NOT expected at this time. Thursday night looks to be the time when rain chances will be at their peak. 9PM Thursday to 9AM Friday looks to be the 12 hour window when rain will be most likely. Temperatures will be in the 50s and 60s in this 12 hour window, thus no snow or mixed precip will be possible.

SUNNY, SEASONAL WEEKEND AHEAD… Rain clears out by Friday afternoon, giving way to a nice, seasonal weekend. High temperatures will be in the low-60s on Saturday and on Sunday with overnight lows in the mid-30s. This should be a great weekend for all of our local deer hunters.

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 Tuesday #rzw forecast video. Have a great day & stay warm!

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7:22PM January 20, 2020

HARD FREEZE TONIGHT: WIND CHILL VALUES TO BE NEAR 20 DEGREES… The coldest wind chill values of January 2020 are expected overnight with most spots across south Alabama and northwest Florida reaching near or just below 20 degrees. The air temperature (what you see on the thermometer) will be in the 24-27 degree range by 6AM Tuesday, but most spots will have a 5-10 mph wind out of the north tonight creating even lower wind chill values. Unfortunately, high temperatures won’t recover much on Tuesday with most spots topping out in the mid- to upper-40s. The pattern begins to break on Wednesday when highs will surge into the 50s ahead of higher rain chances late in the day on Thursday into Friday.

“4 P’S OF COLD WEATHER”… 1) Check on elderly PEOPLE and make sure they have adequate heating sources. 2) Bring outside PETS inside or to an area that will be much warmer than the very cold temperatures. 3) Bring in outdoor potted PLANTS or cover them. Recently planted small trees, scrubs, and bushes outside will need to be covered as well. 4) Wrap PIPES and drip outdoor faucets. Some people add a “5th p” of “practice fire safety,” meaning please be careful if you’re using a space heater inside.

TOMORROW NIGHT WILL BE COLD, TOO… We’re expecting another hard freeze Tuesday night into Wednesday morning with overnight lows likely to be in the mid-20s. Fortunately, wind speeds are expected to be a bit lower, thus there won’t be AS cold of a wind chill. It is still going to be QUITE cold tomorrow night, however.

NO SNOW IN THE FORECAST… This is one of our typical, brief cold snaps that we often have in winter across the Deep South. Despite what you may see on social media from the hype monsters, aka fake news sharers, there is no snow or mixed precipitation in the forecast anytime soon for Alabama or northwest Florida. If that changes, I’ll be sure to let you know.

APP… If you haven’t already downloaded the RedZone Weather app, now is a great time to do that. redzoneweather.com/app is the link to the free download. Once you have the RZW app installed on your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab to turn on the specific notifications you’d like to receive. All notifications are handcrafted by me. No automation and we promise not to bug you!

I’ll have your next full forecast video posted by 7:15AM on Tuesday. Please let me know if you have any questions. Have a great evening!

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6:58AM January 20, 2020

HARD FREEZE FOR NEXT TWO NIGHTS; SUNNY, COLD START TO WEEK… Brrr! It is quite cold today across south Alabama and northwest Florida as we endure our coldest temperatures of the year 2020 so far. Overnight lows were in the 20s in many spots across the region, including in some of the coastal areas. Temperatures won’t rebound much today with most locales expected to peak in the mid- to upper-40s. If you’re headed out on this holiday Monday, make sure you have the jackets handy. Other than the cold, we actually have a nice few days on tap with plenty of sunshine in the forecast for today, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Our next chance of rain will happen on Thursday. Let’s look at your forecast details.

SUNNY, COLD MONDAY… We’ll be completely sunny throughout the day across the region, but the brisk north wind will make the air feel colder than the actual temperature. High temperatures this afternoon around 2PM will peak in the 45-49° range. Factor in the 5-15 mph wind, and you get a wind chill value in the upper-30s and low-40s. Big takeaway: Quite cold today!

LONG DURATION FREEZE TONIGHT… Temperatures will quickly nosedive into the 30s after sunset. I expect most locales north of I-10 to be below 32 degrees by 11PM tonight. That means most spots will be BELOW freezing for 7-10 hours through 8-9AM on Tuesday. This will be a hard freeze. Keep in mind that an official “Hard Freeze Warning” won’t be issued as we are technically not near our formal growing season.

“4 P’S OF COLD WEATHER”… 1) Check on elderly PEOPLE and make sure they have adequate heating sources before tonight. 2) Bring in outside PETS. 3) Bring in outdoor potted PLANTS or cover them. 4) Wrap PIPES and drip outdoor faucets.

ANOTHER HARD FREEZE TUESDAY NIGHT… I expect the hard freeze tomorrow night into early Wednesday morning to be a bit longer (by 1-2 additional hours) with overnight lows being 1 to 2 degrees lower in the 20s.

CLOUDS INCREASE WEDNESDAY… Cloud coverage will increase on Wednesday ahead of our rain chance on Thursday into Friday. High temperatures on Wednesday will finally crack the 50 degree mark in many spots. No rain is likely on Wednesday.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… Showers, with perhaps a few thunderstorms, will become possible Thursday afternoon into the evening hours. Friday is shaping up to be quite wet with numerous showers (and maybe a few general thunderstorms) expected. For now, severe weather parameters remain very low due to the lack of instability expected.

APP… If you haven’t already downloaded the RedZone Weather app, now is a great time to do that. redzoneweather.com/app is the link to the free download. Once you have the RZW app installed on your iOS or Android device, be sure to visit the Alerts tab to turn on the specific notifications you’d like to receive. All notifications are handcrafted by me. No automation and we promise not to bug you!

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

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9:23PM January 18, 2020

INTERMITTENT RAIN CONTINUES… Scattered areas of rain continue to progressively move eastward across south Alabama on this Saturday evening. Rain will continue intermittently over the next several hours. I expect rain to taper off by the early morning hours of Sunday. Much colder air is slated to move into our region behind a cold front overnight!

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