UPPER LOW NEARBY: A deep upper low is passing north of Alabama, and is responsible for scattered showers across the state this afternoon. Most of the rain at mid-afternoon was east of I-65, and north of I-20. Away from the showers we are seeing some breaks in the cloud cover, and temperatures are mostly in the upper 60s and low 70s. Showers will taper off later this evening once the sun goes down.
MID-WEEK: Not much change tomorrow; the sky will be occasionally cloudy with scattered showers possible as the upper trough passes overhead… the high will be close to 70 degrees. Wednesday looks generally dry with a mix of sun and clouds; the risk of a shower is so low is really isn’t worth mentioning it in the forecast. Then, the next wave will bring a chance of showers Thursday afternoon into early Thursday night. The high Wednesday and Thursday will stay very close to 70.
FRIDAY AND THE WEEKEND: Most of the day Friday looks dry, but we will mention a chance of showers late Friday afternoon and Friday night ahead of a surface front. Moisture will be limited, and rain amounts should be light. Again, the high Friday afternoon will be near 70 degrees. Then, the weekend looks delightful with sunny days, fair nights, and a warming trend. The high Saturday will be in the 72-75 degree range, followed by upper 70s Sunday.
NEXT WEEK: An upper high should bring warm, dry weather during at least the first half of the week with highs up in the low 80s. Next chance of showers and storms will come toward the end of the week as moisture returns… see the Weather Xtreme video for maps, graphics, and more details.
STORM SURVEY UPDATE: We reported this morning that NWS Mobile identified two EF-0 tornadoes in Baldwin County Alabama from yesterday… they survey team in Fort Walton Beach, Florida has identified EF-1 damage found so far with max winds of 100-105 mph. The survey is still ongoing to determine the length and width of the tornado.
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