Small Risk of Severe Weather


We’ve seen scattered showers this afternoon with a few thunderstorms developing in the Florida Panhandle.  However, the elements are still in place that could produce stronger thunderstorms. 

Computer model forecast shows showers and some thunderstorms possible during the   early afternoon.  The threat of thunderstorms diminishes later today, leaving only a few rain showers and mostly cloudy skies by suppertime.  There is a 30% rain chance today. 

Tomorrow starts mostly cloudy with a handful of light rain showers.

There is a marginal risk of severe weather over most of the News 5 viewing area, with a slight risk in eastern parts of Monroe and Conecuh Counties.  More and stronger storms will occur over North Alabama and Tennessee today.  A marginal risk of severe weather is a small risk, and a slight risk means severe weather is possible and you should stay weather aware.

We will warm to near 80 this afternoon, with slightly cooler temperatures close to the coast.  Citronelle will reach 80°, and Mobile and Bay Minette will be close at 79°.  Daphne and Foley will hit 78°, and Dauphin Island will be the cool spot at 75°.  In the Florida panhandle, Molino, Jay, and Milton will see daytime highs of 79°, while Pensacola, Gulf Breeze, and Navarre reach 76°.

The News 5 free weather app will show you where popup showers and thunderstorms are popping up.

The extended outlook shows that after today rain chances drop considerably.  It will be mostly sunny for much of the week with cooler daytime highs near 70° through Friday warming back to the mid 70s this weekend.  Overnight lows will dip into the low and mid 40s midweek.

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