7:09AM November 26, 2022

A FEW STRONG TO SEVERE STORMS POSSIBLE TONIGHT INTO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING… The Storm Prediction Center has included nearly all of south Alabama and northwest Florida in a low-end severe weather risk zone valid for later tonight into the very early morning hours of Sunday. Showers and thunderstorms will become more numerous across the region early this evening ahead of the potential for heavy rain and organized storms moving through in the evening hours. The main concern in any thunderstorms that can briefly ramp up to strong or severe levels will be the potential for a few tornadoes and damaging straight line wind gusts.

SEVERE WEATHER TIMING – TONIGHT… 8PM this evening to 3AM on Sunday morning is the seven hour window when strong to severe thunderstorms will be most likely to happen across south Alabama and northwest Florida. Tonight will NOT be a night when you need to stay up and worry about weather, but it WILL be a night when you need to have a way to hear urgent warnings, just in case a tornado warning is needed for your specific location. The overall risk of any community having severe weather continues to be rather low, but the risk is not zero. Simply have a way to hear warnings (something to wake you up) and take action if your area goes under a warning. As always, I will be here every step of the way if tornado warnings are needed locally.

BENEFICIAL RAINFALL WITH THIS SYSTEM… The overall threat of flash flooding is low due to ongoing drought conditions in many communities across the region. This passing weather system will provide beneficial rainfall with most locales picking up an additional 1 to 2 inches of rain before tomorrow morning.

IRON BOWL FORECAST UPDATE… Passing showers will be possible in Tuscaloosa this afternoon, but the good news is the organized rain and thunderstorms will likely remain to the west of town while the Iron Bowl is happening. Kickoff is at 2:30PM. Game time temperatures will be in the 60s. I would have a poncho handy if I were headed to the game just in case a pop-up shower happens.

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6:52AM November 25, 2022

STORMS THIS MORNING; CLEARING SKIES LATER TODAY; FEW STRONG STORMS P.M. SATURDAY… We’re finishing up with one round of showers and thunderstorms later this morning ahead of another, more potent round of thunderstorms setting up for Saturday in the evening hours. Rain and storms will gradually clear out to the east over the next several hours. The evening hours are expected to be dry on this Friday with high temperatures peaking near 70 today. Tomorrow, the Storm Prediction Center has included part of our local area in their low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk, meaning a few strong to severe storms can’t completely be ruled out. The main risk of any severe storms happening Saturday will happen locally in the evening hours, extending into the very early (overnight) morning hours of Sunday. A few more Friday morning forecast notes are below.

LOW-END SEVERE WEATHER RISK P.M. SATURDAY… Much of southwest Alabama and northwest Florida is involved in the low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk on Saturday into Saturday night. Much of Escambia (AL), Conecuh, Monroe, Clarke, Washington, Mobile, Baldwin, Escambia (FL), and Santa Rosa counties are involved in the low-end risk zone. Parts of Choctaw and Okaloosa counties are also involved. Butler, Covington, Crenshaw, and Walton counties are not involved in the risk zone at this time. A low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk means that widespread severe storms are NOT expected, but one or two severe storms can’t completely be ruled out. The main concerns in any storms that can briefly ramp up to strong or severe levels will be the potential for gusty winds and perhaps a brief tornado or two.

IRON BOWL LIKELY TO BE DRY… Lots of interest in the Iron Bowl this weekend when Alabama takes on Auburn at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa with a 2:30PM kickoff… After conflicting model runs, there have been multiple model runs indicating the game being dry for the most part. A few showers may develop late in the game across west Alabama. It looks like the more organized rain will hold off until just after the game on Saturday evening.

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6:50AM November 24, 2022

RAIN & STORMS RETURN THIS EVENING INTO FRIDAY; SOGGY FRIDAY & SATURDAY… Happy Thanksgiving! Clouds will increase in coverage across the region on this Thanksgiving Day. High temperatures will be in the low-70s this afternoon. A few showers and perhaps a thunderstorm or two will be possible this afternoon ahead of the potential for heavier rain and thunderstorms in the overnight hours. While the overall severe weather risk with this passing system remains quite low, a few storms may produce loud thunder at times on Friday morning. Another round of rain is expected on Saturday.

DRY SUNDAY AND MONDAY; ACTIVE WEATHER MIDWEEK POSSIBLE… Early indications point to Sunday and Monday being dry, mostly sunny, and mild with high temperatures likely to be in the upper-60s and near 70. A dry pattern will likely persist into Tuesday ahead of increased rain chances in the middle part of the upcoming week. We note some early model indications point to the potential for a severe weather event across parts of the Deep South during the middle part of the upcoming week but it is far too early for any specifics on timing or placement or IF our local area will be involved in that potential. We are in our secondary severe weather season through the end of December, indicating a climatological uptick in terms of tornado activity.

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6:55AM November 23, 2022

NICE WEDNESDAY; RAIN & THUNDERSTORMS LATE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… Mostly sunny skies are expected on this Wednesday with high temperatures likely to be in the low-70s across much of the local area. The next few days will be more active in the weather department locally with multiple chances of rain and thunderstorms. Friday, in particular, looks to be quite wet with scattered to numerous showers and thunderstorms being possible throughout the day. We dry out in the latter half of the weekend into early next week. A few more Wednesday morning forecast notes are below.

THANKSGIVING DAY TO BE DRY AT FIRST; RAIN LIKELY LATE IN THE DAY… Tomorrow (Thursday, Thanksgiving Day) will likely be dry in the morning hours ahead of a few widely scattered showers becoming possible in the afternoon and evening hours. Most communities locally will likely remain dry throughout the day, but a few showers may develop across parts of west Alabama. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the low-70s.

RAIN & STORMS LIKELY FRIDAY; LOW-END SEVERE WEATHER RISK POSSIBLE… Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be possible at times throughout the day on Friday. There may be a round of rain in the morning hours followed by a brief lull in activity with another uptick in rain and storms on Friday evening into the very early morning hours of Saturday. 1-2″ of total rainfall will be possible as this system moves across our region in the days ahead. This will serve as beneficial rainfall to help alleviate ongoing drought conditions across the region. One bit of uncertainty is how much instability will be in place to potentially fuel any storms that develop. There may be just enough instability and lift to cause a few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms on Friday, potentially in the afternoon and evening hours. Details in this idea remain murky for now. I’ll have more updates over the next few days in the RedZone Weather app.

RAIN MOVES OUT SATURDAY… A few lingering showers will be possible Saturday morning, but most (if not all) of the rain should be to our east by Noon on Saturday. High temperatures will be around 70 on Saturday.

DRY SUNDAY AND MONDAY; ACTIVE WEATHER MIDWEEK POSSIBLE… Early indications point to Sunday and Monday being dry, mostly sunny, and mild with high temperatures likely to be in the upper-60s and near 70. A dry pattern will likely persist into Tuesday ahead of increased rain chances in the middle part of the upcoming week. We note some early model indications point to the potential for a severe weather event across parts of the Deep South during the middle part of the upcoming week but it is far too early for any specifics on timing or placement or IF our local area will be involved in that potential. We are in our secondary severe weather season through the end of December, indicating a climatological uptick in terms of tornado activity.

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6:51AM November 22, 2022

MOSTLY CLOUDY W/ A FEW SHOWERS TODAY; RAIN & STORMS THANKSGIVING NIGHT… Mostly cloudy skies are expected across south Alabama and northwest Florida on this Tuesday. A few sprinkles and areas of light rain may be possible throughout the day, particularly across south central Alabama and northwest Florida this evening. Rain amounts will generally be light and variable. There is a high chance MOST communities across the region don’t get any rain today. When most communities WILL get some rain, however, is on Thanksgiving Day Thursday into Friday as a cold front approaches our area from the west. High temperatures will be in the 60s today and over the next few days with morning lows in the 40s.

MOSTLY SUNNY WEDNESDAY… Clouds will clear out of our area to the east tonight and into the very early morning hours of Wednesday. I expect much of the day on Wednesday to be mostly sunny with highs likely to be in the low- to mid-60s. Dry conditions are expected Wednesday and into the very early morning hours of Thanksgiving Day on Thursday.

RAIN POSSIBLE THANKSGIVING DAY, PARTICULARLY IN P.M. HOURS… Scattered showers and perhaps a few thunderstorms will become possible on Thanksgiving Day in the late morning and early afternoon hours. The overall chance of rain and thunderstorms will increase throughout the day as a cold front moves toward our area from the west. Right now, severe weather parameters remain quite low. At this point, I am not particularly concerned about a tornado risk. Could that change? Yes, but for now, parameters do not look supportive of tornadoes. Rain coverage will probably peak in the overnight hours of Thursday into the very early morning hours of Black Friday. If you have plans to get to stores early to shop, be aware of the high chance of rain and storms being around. High temperatures on Thanksgiving Day will be in the 70s.

LINGERING RAIN ON FRIDAY, FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE SATURDAY… Showers will continue to be possible on Friday into Saturday, although rain chances Saturday are fairly low as the overall system responsible for the rain will be moving out to our east. High temperatures will drop back into the 60s with morning lows in the 40s this weekend.

TROPICS QUIET… The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean are quiet with no new tropical storms expected to develop over the next 5 days. The 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season will officially come to an end next Wednesday, November 30.

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6:53AM November 21, 2022

MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY; RAIN POSSIBLE THANKSGIVING DAY INTO FRIDAY… After a cold, dreary weekend, we’re finally slated to get some sunshine on this Monday. High temperatures will be in the low-60s today. Chilly, yes, but not AS cold as the temperatures our area experienced over the weekend. A few clouds are expected to stream in from the southwest later this evening and into Tuesday. Showers will become possible tonight into Tuesday. Total rain amounts are generally expected to be rather light with most spots picking up less than a quarter in of rain in total over the next 24-36 hours.

RAIN AND STORMS POSSIBLE THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY… An area of low pressure and trailing cold front will develop to our west later this week that will cause showers and thunderstorms to develop across parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi on Thanksgiving Day. These showers and thunderstorms will gradually move eastward throughout the day on Thursday and approach our area Thursday evening.

NICE, COOL WEEKEND AHEAD… Skies will clear after the passage of the cold front on Friday, meaning the upcoming weekend is expected to be nice. Highs will be in the 60s each day.

TROPICS QUIET… The Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Atlantic Ocean are quiet with no new tropical storms expected to develop over the next five days.

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6:50AM November 18, 2022

COLD TEMPERATURES ALL WEEKEND; FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE SATURDAY… High temperatures will be in the mid-50s again on this Friday ahead of another cold night. Overnight lows will be close to the freezing mark by daybreak on Saturday. Dry conditions are expected today into tonight ahead of a slight chance of a few showers on Saturday evening. It should be emphasized that any precipitation that happens on Saturday into Saturday night will be a cold rain and not mixed precipitation or snow. Showers will exit our area to the east early Sunday morning. Another chance of showers will set up on Tuesday ahead of the potential for a few strong storms later in the upcoming week. A few more Friday morning forecast notes are below.

RAIN POSSIBLE SATURDAY EVENING… An area of low pressure will pass just to our south across the northern Gulf of Mexico. This will allow scattered showers to develop across the region on Saturday afternoon and into the evening hours, particularly in areas closer to the Alabama and northwest Florida beaches. Rain amounts will generally be light. Most communities will pick up less than one quarter of an inch of rain or less. Showers will move out early Sunday morning to our east. High temperatures on Saturday will again be in the 50s.

SLIGHTLY WARMER TEMPS NEXT WEEK… Temperatures will begin to moderate somewhat as we get into the early part of the upcoming week. High temperatures will be in the 60s by Tuesday with overnight lows in the 40s. A few systems may pass through the region that could set the stage for a few showers on Tuesday and perhaps on Wednesday as well.

STORMS POSSIBLE THANKSGIVING DAY… Thunderstorms will be possible on Thanksgiving Day as a cold front approaches from the west. It is a bit too early to nail down specifics, but some model solutions point to the potential for strong to severe thunderstorms happening across parts of the Deep South.

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9:21PM November 17, 2022

STATEMENT ON TWITTER SITUATION… Speculation is running high this evening that Twitter may shut down temporarily (or longer) due to critical employees departing the company earlier today.

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RedZone Weather operations will not be affected in any way, even if Twitter ceases operations. Hopefully the situation at Twitter will be resolved and this will simply be a bad evening of speculation for that company.

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6:59AM November 17, 2022

CLEARING SKIES TODAY; TEMPS BELOW FREEZING NEXT TWO NIGHTS… Clouds will continue to move out on this Thursday with high temperatures set to only be in the low- to mid-50s. Cold temperatures will persist over the next few days and certainly tonight as temperatures dip below the freezing mark. Many communities will have overnight lows at 6AM Friday in the mid- to upper-20s. A few rain showers may happen Saturday afternoon and evening ahead of dry days Sunday through Tuesday. We’re looking ahead to the middle and latter half of the upcoming week when a storm system will move by our region that may spark a few strong to severe storms. A few more Thursday morning forecast notes are below.

MAINLY SUNNY ON FRIDAY… The big weather story over the next 24 hours locally will be the very cold temperatures. Highs today will be in the low-50s (upper-40s possible across interior stretches of southwest Alabama) with lows in the 20s by daybreak tomorrow. Mostly sunny skies are expected later today with clear skies likely in the overnight hours.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE SATURDAY EVENING… A reinforcing shot of colder air will arrive this weekend, but not before a few showers become possible on Saturday in the afternoon and evening hours. Rain will clear out of the area by 3AM Sunday.

PARTLY CLOUDY & COLD SUNDAY THRU TUESDAY… Highs in the 50s with lows in the 30s are expected Sunday and Monday ahead of a slight warmup on Tuesday. Partly cloudy and cool conditions will continue.

STORMS POSSIBLE MIDWEEK INTO THANKSGIVING DAY… Rain chances for the middle part of the upcoming week are increasing. A storm system capable of potentially causing severe weather issues will set up across parts of the Deep South on Wednesday into Thursday and potentially even early Friday of the upcoming week. That means that Thanksgiving Day may have a few strong to severe storms around. It remains a bit too early for any specifics, but please be aware we may have a developing severe weather threat next week. I will have more details on this over the next few days.

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6:55AM November 16, 2022

MOSTLY CLOUDY TODAY; COLD NIGHTS AHEAD… Clouds are expected to hang tough into the afternoon and evening hours on this Wednesday. High temperatures today will only be in the mid-50s, meaning jackets will be necessary pretty much all day. Temperatures will rapidly decline into the 40s after sunset. We’re headed to overnight lows in the 30s tonight. Temperatures below freezing are expected starting Friday morning. A few more Wednesday morning forecast notes are below.

LOWS BELOW FREEZING FRIDAY & SATURDAY MORNINGS… At least two nights with temperatures below the freezing mark are expected – on Thursday night and again on Friday night. Temperatures will likely be in the upper-20s across inland areas of southwest Alabama early Friday morning around 4-6AM.

ANOTHER SHOT OF COLD AIR MOVES IN THIS WEEKEND… A cold front will push through the area this weekend. Overnight lows on Sunday night into Monday morning will again dip well into the 20s. Some spots may briefly hit 25-26° early Monday morning.

UNSETTLED PATTERN TOWARD END OF NEXT WEEK… While it is a bit too early for any specifics, the overall weather pattern trend as we move toward Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Iron Bowl Weekend is toward a wetter pattern. That is what some of the longer range models are suggesting. Keep in mind that we are still 8 days out from Thanksgiving, thus forecast changes are likely. For now, plan on temperatures being near or below our climatological norms for this time of year into early next week. That trend very well may continue toward the latter half of the week.

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7:29PM November 15, 2022

TEMPERATURES IN 20s EXPECTED THURSDAY NIGHT & FRIDAY NIGHT… Multiple nights of temperatures at or below the freezing mark are coming up as we go into the latter half of the week. While temperatures are expected to remain above the freezing mark tonight and on Wednesday night, it looks like Thursday night and Friday night will feature temperatures in the upper-20s, particularly across inland stretches of south Alabama.

CLOUDS TO HANG TOUGH TOMORROW… Mostly cloudy skies are likely to persist for much of the day on Wednesday ahead of clearing skies on Thursday. High temperatures tomorrow will be in the mid-50s. Rain is now gone to our east and dry conditions are likely Wednesday through Friday.

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6:44AM November 15, 2022

FEW STRONGER STORMS NEAR COAST; RAIN TO MOVE OUT LATER TODAY… Ongoing showers and thunderstorms across south Alabama and northwest Florida will continue to progressively move out to our east over the next several hours. The overall severe weather risk over the next several hours remains quite low, but perhaps not zero near the northwest Florida coast. Any thunderstorms that become strong or marginally severe will be capable of producing a few, brief tornadoes and gusty winds capable of knocking down a few trees. Rain and thunderstorms will clear out to our east by 2-3PM. A brisk northwest wind will happen this evening as temperatures dive into the 50s and then 40s after 10PM. Clouds will probably persist on Wednesday ahead of nicer, cool days on Thursday and Friday. A few more Friday morning forecast notes are below.

LOW-END, LEVEL 1 (OUT OF 5) SEVERE WEATHER RISK NEAR COAST… The Storm Prediction Center has included parts of Baldwin, Escambia (FL), Santa Rosa, and Okaloosa counties in the low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk zone valid for the next several hours. A Level 1 (out of 5) risk means widespread severe storms are NOT expected, but a few, brief strong to severe storms can’t be completely ruled out. This means the atmosphere is only marginally favorable for the development of a few stronger storms. Most communities will continue to have beneficial downpours of rain at times over the next several hours. Rain and storms will exit our local area to the east this afternoon into the early evening hours.

COOL DAYS, COLD NIGHTS AHEAD… Clouds will likely stick around for much of the day on Wednesday with high temperatures likely to be in the mid-50s. Overnight lows will dive into the 30s on Wednesday night. Friday morning will likely feature temperatures below the freezing mark in many local communities. Some spots near and north of U.S. Highway 84 may briefly reach 27-28° by 6AM Friday.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE P.M. SATURDAY… No snow or mixed precipitation is in the forecast, but our area may have a cold rain at times on Saturday afternoon into Saturday evening as another cold front pushes in from the northwest. Rain will likely be long gone by 2AM Sunday. Temperatures will again be in the 20s early next week in the early morning hours.

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6:57AM November 11, 2022

WARM FRIDAY; MUCH COOLER THIS WEEKEND… Warm temperatures are likely on this Veterans Day Friday as we salute all the men and women who have diligently served in our nation’s military. Thank you for your service! High temperatures will be around 80 degree mark today. Partly cloudy skies are expected throughout the day. Significantly cooler air will filter into our area tonight into Friday. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the 60s. Highs will be in the 50s on Sunday. Overnight lows are expected to be in the 30s this weekend. An unsettled, wet pattern will be possible as we get into the middle part of the upcoming week.

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FORECAST… The high school football playoff games are scheduled to continue this evening across our region. Kickoff temperatures at 7PM will be around 68° with temperatures falling into the mid-60s by the end of the games.

PASSING CLOUDS SATURDAY; MOSTLY SUNNY SUNDAY… The weekend looks nice IF you’re comfortable with much cooler air. Highs on Friday will be in the mid- to upper-60s with highs in the 50s on Sunday. I expect overnight lows on both Sunday and Monday mornings to be in the 30s.

RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE MIDWEEK… An area of low pressure is expected to develop across the northern Gulf of Mexico by the middle part of the upcoming week. This low pressure area will cause rain and thunderstorms to develop across our area and across much of the Deep South. Depending on the exact track of the low, a few strong to marginally severe thunderstorms may become possible across the local area on Tuesday. That is simply one possibility on the table.

REMNANTS OF NICOLE MOVING NORTHEAST… The remnants of Hurricane Nicole are rapidly moving northeast this morning along the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. Rain and other impacts, including a few tornadoes, will be possible today across parts of the Carolinas, Virginia, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, and the Mid-Atlantic Region. We note that the remainder of the Atlantic Basin, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea, are quiet with no new tropical storms expected to develop over the next 5 days.

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6:53AM November 10, 2022

HURRICANE NICOLE TO OUR EAST; SHOWERS POSSIBLE LATER TODAY ON EAST SIDE OF REGION… Rain will become possible later today across the eastern side of our local area, specifically in parts of Covington, Okaloosa, and Butler counties, as the core of Nicole passes well to our east. While significant local impacts (such as tornadoes and high winds) are NOT expected in southwest Alabama or northwest Florida, a few showers in the western outer bands of Nicole will be possible. There is a real chance MOST communities won’t see any rain today, particularly if you’re farther west closer to the Alabama-Mississippi state line. High temperatures today will be in mid-70s. Clouds will gradually clear out tomorrow, meaning this weekend will be dry. A few more Thursday morning forecast notes are below.

BREEZY CONDITIONS LOCALLY TODAY; FEW SHOWERS ON EAST SIDE OF REGION… Breezy conditions are expected across the region on this Thursday. Occasional wind gusts of 20 to 30 mph will be possible locally. A few showers will be possible, particularly across the eastern part of our local area in parts of Covington, Butler, Okaloosa, and Walton counties. Rain may be heavy at times across parts of the Florida Panhandle region and east Alabama.

NICE WEEKEND WITH MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES… Plenty of sunshine is expected this weekend. High temperatures will be in the 60s across the region on Saturday with 50s likely on Sunday. Overnight lows will be in the 30s on both Saturday and Sunday nights.

THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE EARLY NEXT WEEK… An area of low pressure is forecast to develop in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend that will move toward our area on Monday into Tuesday. The placement of the low pressure will determine a lot about potential impacts for our local area. If the area of low pressure develops and tracks across Louisiana and Mississippi, that would mean our local area would be on the more volatile eastern side of the low pressure area, thus setting up a potential for showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms in that scenario would be strong or severe, most likely. IF, however, the area of low pressure develops farther east, our area would be on the western side of the low, thus putting our area in a more stable zone. I will be watching trends on this setup over the next few days. We will have more information posted in the RedZone Weather app this weekend.

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6:54AM November 9, 2022

MAINLY SUNNY & MUCH COOLER TODAY; TRACKING NICOLE ON APPROACH TO SOUTH FLORIDA… Temperatures will be much more seasonal on this Wednesday compared to the last few days. High temperatures will be around the 70 degree mark by 2PM. Plenty of sunshine is expected throughout the day with only a few passing clouds. No rain is in the forecast for today, but we may see a few widely scattered showers along the eastern side of our local area tomorrow evening. The weekend will feature sharply colder temperatures with highs closer to 60 degrees. We also continue to monitor the progress of Tropical Storm Nicole, located near The Bahamas. The storm will approach South Florida today into tonight. A few more Wednesday morning forecast notes are below.

TROPICAL STORM NICOLE TO MOVE INTO SOUTH FLORIDA BEFORE SHARP NORTH TURN… Tropical Storm Nicole continues to become better organized on this Wednesday morning. Nicole is expected to make landfall along the east (Atlantic) coast of Florida somewhere between the Space Coast and Ft. Lauderdale tonight as a category 1 hurricane. Maximum winds near the east coast of Florida are expected to be in the 75-80 mph range. Impacts are likely across much of the Florida Peninsula tonight, tomorrow, and into early Friday before Nicole starts rapidly accelerating to the northeast on Friday. It should be vehemently emphasized that no significant, local, direct impacts from Nicole are expected in any part of south Alabama or northwest Florida.

TROPICAL STORM WATCH FOR APALACHICOLA AND POINTS EAST… A Tropical Storm Watch is in effect for the western Gulf Coast in Florida, extending from Apalachicola southward to near Fort Myers. The wind field associated with Tropical Storm Nicole is quite large and a large swath of the Florida Peninsula will likely endure tropical storm force winds tonight into tomorrow morning.

FEW SHOWERS AROUND TOMORROW NIGHT… While the overall chance of rain remains quite low, I cannot completely rule out the chance of a few widely scattered showers tomorrow evening, particularly across parts of Covington and Okaloosa counties on the eastern side of our local area. Not every community will get wet (most won’t!) and showers won’t last long in any specific locale.

SUNNY END TO THE WEEK… Veterans Day Friday is expected to be dry and nice with high temperatures in the 70s. High school football games across the area on Friday will be dry with game time temperatures in the low- to mid-60s.

MUCH COLDER THIS WEEKEND… Get those bigger jackets ready as we will have much cooler temperatures in place for the weekend. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the 60s with 50s likely on Sunday for afternoon highs. Overnight lows Saturday night and Sunday night will easily be in the 30s.

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6:49AM November 8, 2022

WARM TUESDAY; COOLER TOMORROW; STORM NICOLE IN S.W. ATLANTIC… Temperatures will remain well above our seasonal norms for this time of year on this Tuesday. High temperatures will be in the mid-80s today with mostly sunny skies likely throughout the day. Cooler air will arrive tomorrow ahead of a significant, more pronounced cooldown coming this weekend. We’re monitoring Subtropical Storm Nicole, located in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean northeast of The Bahamas. Nicole is expected to make landfall as a hurricane in South Florida tomorrow night or early Thursday. A few more Tuesday morning forecast notes are below.

QUITE WARM TODAY; HIGHS IN 70s TOMORROW… Today will be the last warm day for awhile. High temperatures will be in the mid-80s today. Slightly cooler air will arrive tomorrow. Highs will be closer to the 70 degree mark tomorrow after several days of unseasonably warm air.

DRY VETERANS DAY ON FRIDAY… Dry conditions are expected to persist throughout the next several days. Mostly sunny skies are likely on Thursday and Friday with highs likely to be in the upper-70s.

MUCH COOLER AIR ARRIVES SATURDAY… A cold front will move across our region on Friday, paving the way for much cooler temperatures this weekend. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the upper-60s. Overnight lows Saturday night and Sunday night will be in the 30s.

SUBTROPICAL STORM NICOLE IN THE ATLANTIC… Nicole, currently a subtropical storm located northeast of The Bahamas in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean, is expected to briefly become a category 1 hurricane before making landfall in South Florida tomorrow evening or early Thursday morning. Nicole is a large system, meaning tropical storm force winds will spread across much of the Florida Peninsula throughout the day on Thursday. Nicole will quickly turn northwest and the system may potentially briefly cross into the far northeastern corner of the Gulf of Mexico before quickly being pushed northeast by an advancing cold front. Nicole will then rapidly move northeast and toward the Carolinas. No direct local impacts are expected in south Alabama or northwest Florida due to Subtropical Storm Nicole.

40% CHANCE OF TROPICAL STORM FORMING EAST OF BERMUDA… An area of disturbed weather east of Bermuda has a chance of briefly becoming a tropical storm today or tomorrow. From NHC: “An area of low pressure located about 700 miles east of Bermuda is producing winds near gale force, and a small area of showers and thunderstorms far removed to the east of the low’s surface center. The system is accelerating northeastward toward cooler waters, while remaining in a region of strong upper-level winds. Consequently, the chance for significant development is quickly diminishing.”

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6:50AM November 7, 2022

SUNNY DAYS THIS WEEK; MUCH COOLER TEMPS THIS WEEKEND… Warm temperatures are set to continue on this Monday as high temperatures are projected to be in the low- to mid-80s across the region. Mostly sunny skies are likely throughout the day. Temperatures will remain above our seasonal norms for this time of year tomorrow ahead of cooler temperatures on Wednesday. A significant cooldown, with lows set to be in the 30s, will happen this weekend. We’re also keeping tabs on a system in the tropics that may affect parts of the Florida Peninsula in the days ahead. A few more Monday morning forecast notes are below.

QUITE WARM TODAY AND TUESDAY… Today and Tuesday will be the warmest days of the week, by far, with high temperatures slated to be in the 80s. Overnight lows tonight will be in the low-60s. Highs will be in the 70s on Wednesday and Thursday.

COLD FRONT TO ARRIVE LATER THIS WEEK… Sharply colder air will arrive on Friday into Saturday as a potent cold front crosses our area from northwest to southeast. High temperatures this weekend will be in the 60s with morning lows in the mid-30s.

SUBTROPICAL DEVELOPMENT POSSIBLE IN SOUTHWEST ATLANTIC… The National Hurricane Center indicates there is a high (80-90%) chance of a subtropical storm forming in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. From NHC: “An area of low pressure located more than 300 miles north of Puerto Rico is producing a large area of disorganized showers and thunderstorms. This system is forecast to move generally northwestward over the southwestern Atlantic where environmental conditions appear conducive for additional development, and a subtropical or tropical storm is likely to form in the next day or so. The system is then forecast to turn westward or west-southwestward over the southwestern Atlantic by the middle part of this week where additional development is possible. Regardless of development, there is an increasing risk of coastal flooding, tropical-storm-force winds, heavy rainfall, rough surf, and beach erosion along much of the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coast, the Florida east coast, and portions of the central and northwestern Bahamas beginning in the early to middle part of this week. Interests in those areas should continue to monitor the progress of this system as tropical storm, hurricane, and storm surge watches could be required for a portion of these areas today.”

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6:50AM November 4, 2022

SUNNY FRIDAY; ISOLATED SHOWERS & STORMS POSSIBLE SATURDAY EVENING… Sunshine is expected on this Friday with high temperatures in the low-80s. Temperatures will be quite pleasant, in the 60s, for all of the high school football games this evening across the region. Dry conditions are likely today and into tonight locally. We are monitoring a significant severe weather setup happening well to our west today across parts of Texas and northwestern Louisiana, where a few strong tornadoes will be possible. A few more Friday morning forecast notes are below.

DRY FOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES TONIGHT… Mostly clear conditions are expected for the high school football games slated to happen this evening. Kickoff temperatures at 7PM will be in the upper-60s with temperatures in the low- to mid-60s by the end of each game.

FEW STORMS AROUND P.M. HOURS OF SATURDAY… Showers and thunderstorms may develop on Saturday, particularly in the evening hours, across parts of southwest Alabama. The greatest chance of any thunderstorms will occur in areas west of the Alabama River in parts of Mobile, Washington, Choctaw, and Clarke counties. Widespread severe storms are not expected, thankfully. High temperatures on Saturday will be in the low-80s.

MAINLY SUNNY ON SUNDAY AND INTO NEXT WEEK… Another streak of quiet, nice weather is ahead for Sunday and into next week. High temperatures will be in the 80s Sunday through Tuesday. A cold front will move through on Tuesday evening, meaning highs will drop back into the 70s on Wednesday.

TROPICAL UPDATE… Several items of note are happening across the Atlantic Basin. Fortunately, none of these storms are happening close to home in the northern Gulf. Hurricane Lisa made landfall in Belize on Wednesday. Lisa is much weaker as the storm moves westward across Central America. The center of Lisa will emerge into the Bay of Campeche in the southern Gulf before looping back to the south this weekend before complete dissipation.

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6:57AM November 3, 2022

SUNNY TODAY; A FEW SHOWERS P.M. SATURDAY… Ample sunshine will dominate our weather forecast on this Thursday across south Alabama and northwest Florida. High temperatures will be in the low-80s today. More sunshine is expected Friday ahead of showers becoming possible Saturday, specifically in the evening hours. Dry conditions return on Sunday and into early next week. A few more Thursday morning forecast notes are below.

NICE THURSDAY; GORGEOUS FRIDAY AHEAD… Sunny skies are expected today and tomorrow across the region. High temperatures will be in the low-80s today and on Friday. I expect game time temperatures for high school football games on Friday will be in the upper-60s at kickoff, falling into the low-60s by the end of the games.

NEXT RAIN CHANCE: SATURDAY INTO SATURDAY NIGHT… A cold front will approach our area from the west on Saturday. While the stronger atmospheric dynamics will happen to our north and west, there will be enough lift with this passing system to support a few showers and perhaps even a few thunderstorms. The greatest chance of any thunderstorms will happen in areas along and west of the Alabama River. This means that thunderstorms will be possible in parts of Clarke, Washington, Mobile, Marengo, and Choctaw counties. Rain chances are a bit lower farther east, but still not zero. Rain will clear out by Sunday morning. Dry conditions return to the area Sunday into next week. High temperatures will be near 80 this weekend and into early next week, as will overnight lows.

HURRICANE LISA MAKES LANDFALL IN BELIZE… Hurricane Lisa moved ashore last evening in Belize in Central America as a category 1 hurricane. Lisa is explicitly forecast to cross the Yucatán Peninsula region before emerging into the far southern Gulf of Mexico into the Bay of Campeche. The center of Lisa (or what is left of the system in a few days) will then turn south and dissipate. Lisa is not expected to cause any local impacts in south Alabama or northwest Florida.

HURRICANE MARTIN IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN… Hurricane Martin continues to become stronger over the northern Atlantic Ocean. The center of Martin is located well away from land areas. Martin is expected to become a powerful extratropical storm later today or tonight. The storm will move toward Ireland and the United Kingdom in a few days. Martin will never directly affect Alabama or Florida.

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6:53AM November 2, 2022

NICE WEATHER TO CONTINUE LOCALLY; TRACKING TWO TROPICAL STORMS… Mostly sunny skies with pleasant temperatures are here to stay for the next few days. High temperatures will again be around the 80 degree mark this afternoon. The tropics are active, but thankfully not in the Gulf of Mexico! We are tracking Tropical Storm Lisa in the Caribbean Sea and Tropical Storm Martin in the open waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean. A few more Wednesday morning forecast notes are below.

FEW SHOWERS POSSIBLE THIS WEEKEND… We may have to adjust rain chances a bit higher, specifically for Saturday. A frontal boundary will approach our area from the northwest, but our area will be at the tail end of the front. That means that odds of rain happening are rather low, but perhaps not zero. Temperatures will continue to be in the 80s this weekend in the afternoon hours with morning lows in the 50s.

TROPICAL STORM LISA APPROACHING BELIZE… A Hurricane Warning is in effect for the Bay Islands in the Caribbean Sea along with the entirety of the coast of Belize ahead of the arrival of Lisa, currently a tropical storm situated in the central Caribbean Sea. Lisa is expected to become a category 1 hurricane on approach to the coast of Belize tonight or tomorrow morning.

TROPICAL STORM MARTIN IN THE ATLANTIC OCEAN… The National Hurricane Center initiated advisories yesterday morning on Tropical Storm Martin, located in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The center of Martin is located about 630 miles east-northeast of Bermuda. The storm is expected to remain away from land areas as a general northeasterly movement continues. Martin is expected to become a powerful extratropical cyclone over the far northern Atlantic Ocean in the days ahead. No direct impacts from Martin are expected in south Alabama or northwest Florida.

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6:53AM November 1, 2022

PLEASANT WEATHER TO START NOVEMBER… Mostly sunny skies are expected across the region on this Tuesday. High temperatures will be in the upper-70s and near the 80 degree mark this afternoon. Other than a few passing clouds later today, mostly sunny skies are in store for all of our local communities today. A dry, nice, fairly mild weather pattern is coming up for the remainder of the week. High temperatures will be around the 80 degree mark with morning lows in the 50s.

TROPICAL STORM LISA IN THE CARIBBEAN SEA… Potential Tropical Cyclone 15 officially developed into Tropical Storm Lisa yesterday at midday. The center of Tropical Storm Lisa is located a few hundred miles northeast of the Honduras coast in the Caribbean Sea. Lisa is forecast to continue moving generally to the west. Landfall is expected in Central America, most likely in Belize, tomorrow or Thursday morning as a category 1 hurricane. No direct local impacts are expected due to Lisa in Alabama or northwest Florida.

REMAINDER OF TROPICS ARE QUIET… Outside of Tropical Storm Lisa, the remainder of the tropical Atlantic Basin is quiet, including the Gulf of Mexico. No new tropical storms are expected to develop over the next 5-7 days.

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6:55AM October 31, 2022

TEMPS IN 60s FOR TRICK-OR-TREATING TONIGHT; DRY FORECAST THIS WEEK… Partly cloudy skies are likely on this Halloween Monday across south Alabama and northwest Florida. High temperatures will be in the upper-70s today. A few passing rain showers are not completely out of the question today, particularly in areas along and north of U.S. Highway 84. Rain chances are quite low, but not completely zero farther inland as an area of low pressure passing to our north potentially causes a few showers across Alabama today. The next several days are expected to be dry with high temperatures in the 80s. A few more Monday morning forecast notes are below.

HALLOWEEN TRICK-OR-TREATING FORECAST… Temperatures will decline from the upper-70s around 3PM to the mid-60s by 7PM this evening. Dry conditions are expected for the evening hours closer to the coast and in most communities inland. A few passing sprinkles and showers may be possible in parts of Washington, Clarke, Monroe, Conecuh, and Butler counties this evening, but rain amounts will be light and I don’t expect any of the showers to last long at all for any one spot.

MAINLY SUNNY & DRY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS… Other than a few passing clouds on Tuesday into Wednesday, the rest of the week ahead looks quite nice, quite sunny, and pleasant for early November. High temperatures will be around the 80 degree mark with morning lows in the 50s.

PTC15/LISA-TO-BE MOVING WEST IN CARIBBEAN SEA… Potential Tropical Cyclone 15 formed yesterday south of Haiti in the Caribbean Sea. This system is expected to become a tropical storm over the next few days as a general westward movement continues. Once the system officially becomes a tropical storm, it will take the name “Lisa.” PTC15/Lisa will move toward Central America over the next few days. Landfall is likely later this week in Mexico, Belize or Honduras when the system is expected to be a hurricane. Interests in Central America should closely monitor the progress of this developing system. PTC15/Lisa will not directly affect Alabama or northwest Florida.

The remainder of the tropical Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico remain quiet. Hurricane season officially ends on November 30.

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8:10PM October 28, 2022

SEVERE WEATHER RISK ON SATURDAY EVENING… Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible on Saturday, primarily in the afternoon and evening hours. The greatest risk of damaging wind gusts and a few tornadoes will happen across parts of Baldwin, Mobile, and Washington counties in southwest Alabama. Storms will probably be strongest tomorrow over parts of Louisiana and Mississippi before gradually weakening on approach to Alabama. 2PM to 11PM is the nine hour window when severe storms will be most likely to happen across the region.

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6:48AM October 28, 2022

FEW SHOWERS TONIGHT; SCATTERED STORMS POSSIBLE SATURDAY EVENING… Cloud coverage will increase on this Friday ahead of high rain chances tomorrow (Saturday) evening into Sunday morning. This passing weather system, overall, will be beneficial for our area as much-needed rainfall is expected. Many communities locally remain in the drought categories as defined by the Drought Monitor, thus the expected rainfall this weekend will be a big help. Most communities across the region will pick up between 1 to 2 inches of total rainfall. A few of the thunderstorms on Saturday may be strong at times with gusty winds being the main concern. The overall tornado risk on Saturday into Sunday remains low, but perhaps not completely zero. Rain will clear out on Sunday, giving way to nicer, drier conditions in the early part of next week.

MAINLY DRY TODAY; FEW SHOWERS TONIGHT… Clouds will increase in coverage on this Friday ahead of a few showers becoming possible tonight, particularly near the northwest Florida coast. If you’re headed out to a high school football game tonight, most communities will have dry conditions. A few showers cannot completely be ruled out, but I expect much of the rain to hold off until Saturday. Game time temperatures will be in the mid- to low-70s this evening.

RAIN CHANCES RISE ON SATURDAY… Scattered thunderstorms will increase in coverage throughout the day on Saturday. This will likely not be a continuous, steady rain, but rather scattered, spotty storms that don’t last long for any one spot. The greatest chance of rain on Saturday will happen in the afternoon and evening hours.

LOW-END, LEVEL 1 (OUT OF 5) SEVERE WEATHER RISK – P.M. SATURDAY… The Storm Prediction Center has defined a low-end, Level 1 (out of 5) severe weather risk zone valid for Saturday, primarily in the afternoon and evening hours, for parts of southwest Alabama, southeast Mississippi, and eastern Louisiana. Gusty winds capable of knocking down a few trees will be the main concern in any storms that can briefly become strong on Saturday into early Sunday. The overall tornado risk is expected to remain low, but perhaps not completely zero. I will have more updates about this later today posted in the RedZone Weather app.

DRIER WEATHER EARLY NEXT WEEK… After the rain this weekend, it looks like early next week will trend toward a drier forecast. Partly cloudy skies are likely on Monday ahead of mostly sunny skies on Tuesday and Wednesday. High temperatures will be in the mid-70s with morning lows near the 50 degree mark. These temperatures are climatologically “on par” for this time of year.

HALLOWEEN FORECAST… Trick-or-treating happens in many communities on Monday evening. I expect dry conditions across south Alabama and northwest Florida with temperatures likely to be in the upper-60s. You may need a light jacket (or a heavy costume!) if you’re headed out to trick-or-treat on Monday night. Fortunately, no rain is expected. Be safe!

TROPICAL UPDATE… The National Hurricane Center continues to track two distinct areas in the tropics that have chances of becoming named tropical storms over the next few days. The first system is located in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean. A brief window may exist when a subtropical depression or subtropical storm forms near or south of Bermuda before moving north. This system will never directly affect Alabama or northwest Florida. The second area of concern is located in the Caribbean Sea. From NHC: “An area of low pressure is expected to form over the eastern Caribbean Sea this weekend, possibly related to the southern portion of an existing trough of low pressure over the area. Environmental conditions are forecast to be conducive for gradual development, and a tropical depression could form early next week while the disturbance moves generally westward or west-northwestward over the central Caribbean Sea.”

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7:44PM October 27, 2022

BENEFICIAL RAIN LIKELY THIS WEEKEND… Rain is likely at times this weekend, particularly on Saturday into early Sunday. This likely won’t be an all day or all night rain event but scattered showers and thunderstorms will certainly help the ongoing drought conditions across our region. The overall risk of severe storms is low, but not completely zero. I will have more details on this in the Friday morning forecast video that will be posted by 7:15AM tomorrow morning. Have a nice Thursday evening!

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