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MOBILE, Ala. (WKRG)- Good Afternoon Gulf Coast! A shower is possible throughout the day today but once we head into the late afternoon we will be WEATHER AWARE as a weather system will be passing through our area. Temperatures will be unsettled around the mid 70s with very humid and muggy conditions.
Wind gusts this afternoon could reach up to 20 mph but really start to ramp up over night with gusts up to 35 mph possible this evening. There may be a wind advisory in effect tomorrow morning when the front passes through. There is a HIGH SURF WARNING in effect for NW Florida and a HIGH SURF ADVISORY along coastal Alabama. Surf heights could range from 6-8 feet with high risk for rip currents. There is also a SMALL CRAFT ADVISORY in place for coastal waters through Friday.
During the afternoon hours and evening, we will start to see more thunderstorms thanks to daytime heating. In the evening that is when the main threat for severe weather opens. It looks like storms will move through in two waves. One starts around 6 PM this evening and moves from southwest to northeast until around midnight. Around 2 AM a line of thunderstorms will move through our area from west to east until around 10 AM tomorrow morning. Damaging winds and a few tornadoes are possible in both rounds of storms, but the greatest tornado threat looks to be in the first round.
We are weather aware mainly Thursday afternoon (NYE) overnight into Friday. We are under a slight risk for severe weather (level 2/5) with the main threats being damaging winds and a few brief tornadoes possible. We will clear out midday Friday. Showers are possible again Saturday mainly east of I-65 thanks to leftover moisture in the Gulf of Mexico. Sunday through mid-week next week looks sunny and seasonable with highs in the 50’s and 60’s and lows in the 30’s and 40’s.