April 18th, 2014 at 3:12 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
A Flash Flood Watch remains in effect for Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties until 6pm. However, most of the significant rain is shifting east of the forecast area. The low pressure in the Gulf produced an inch of rain for Mobile, with 2”-4” amounts across the panhandle. Other than isolated showers, the rain is just about over with for the night. Afternoon temperatures were a bit cool with the north wind. We will be rather cool tonight with a low in the lower 50’s.
Nice Easter Weekend
Our temperatures begin to rise as we head into the weekend. Saturday looks partly cloudy with highs near 76. Easter Sunday looks even warmer with highs near 78 degrees and plenty of sunshine. Rain is not expected. Chances also look low for next week. Temperatures will trend above 80 degrees Monday-Friday.
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April 18th, 2014 at 3:11 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
As expected, we did see record cold last night. Temperatures stayed above freezing in most locations. However, we tied the record for Mobile at 37. Pensacola also tied a record at 42. While Destin set a new record low at 44 degrees. Temperatures rebounded nicely by afternoon with sunny skies. Tonight’s lows will be well above freezing.
Things get even warmer on Thursday and Friday. Temperatures climb above 70 degrees both afternoons. Rain chances increase Thursday night. A decent chance of showers are possible on Good Friday with a chance at 50 %. Saturday and Easter Sunday look mainly dry and warm. We will be close to 80 on Sunday.
April 15th, 2014 at 5:39 pm by Jason Smith under Uncategorized
Heavy Rain, Storms
We saw an incredible amount of rain with last night’s storms. Pensacola set a rainfall record for the date with 4.01”. Several reporting stations in Baldwin County recorded over 8” of rain ! The highest total was 9.79” just north of Fairhope. Bayou LaBatre also saw high totals. Many streets were flooded and closed last night.
A much cooler air mass moved into our area behind the front. Afternoon temps struggled, only near 57 degrees in most places. We do expect record cold tonight. Some patchy frost is possible north of I-10, with light freezing temperatures possible up along US 84. The current record for Mobile is 37 degrees set in 2007, and the predicted low is 35. Pensacola, Evergreen and Destin will likely all set record lows tonight.
Daytime highs will recover on Wednesday with a high in the upper 60’s. We get even warmer on Thursday and Friday. A few showers are possible on Good Friday with a chance at 30 %. Easter Sunday looks mainly dry and warm.
April 14th, 2014 at 3:02 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
Heavy Rain, Storms
A weakening band of showers passed through much of the area this morning. This cooled down temperatures and has temporarily delayed the threat of stronger storms. Heavier rain and storms over southeast Louisiana are heading our way for this evening.
A flash flood watch is in effect, as we expect 2”-3” of rain tonight. Some storms may be strong to severe. The primary threat will be t-storm winds and hail. There is a very low tornado risk tonight. The surface front tracks across the area just after midnight tonight. Most of the rain will be over by daybreak Tuesday,
A total lunar eclipse will occur tonight, but will likely not be visible along the Gulf Coast due to significant cloud cover. The eclipse will begin after midnight and end by 4:00 AM. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes in the earth’s shadow. The result is a red appearance.
A much cooler air mass blasts into our area behind the front. Tuesday’s highs will be near 60 degrees. We do expect record cold Tuesday night. Some patchy frost is possible north of I-10, with light freezing temperatures possible up along US 84.
April 11th, 2014 at 4:34 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
More sunshine is expected this weekend, with very little chance of rain. Highs will once again be close to 80 degrees both Saturday and Sunday. Humidity will be a little higher at night.
Winds increase out of the south on Sunday ahead of the next cold front. This will make for rough surf and choppy conditions in the coastal waters. Pollen levels will remain high, especially on Sunday. Oak and grass pollen continues to be the main issue.
Rain chances should hold off until Monday. Stronger thunderstorms are possible with this front. The next front clears Tuesday morning. Temperatures will be cooler again next week, especially by Tuesday and Tuesday night.
April 10th, 2014 at 3:00 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
Temperatures rebounded nicely today and will continue to stay warm into the weekend. Winds shifted out of the south this afternoon. We saw mid 70’s, blue skies, and plenty of sunshine. Rain stays out of the picture tonight. Lows will be in the mid 50’s for most locations. We hit 77 for a high on Friday with more sunshine!
Highs will once again be close to 80 degrees by Saturday and Sunday. Winds increase out of the s’east on Sunday. Rain chances should hold off until Monday. The next front clears Monday night. Temperatures will be cooler again next week.
April 8th, 2014 at 3:09 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
A sharp upper trough is digging into our region this afternoon. Some very cold mid level air is swinging in with this upper level feature. Despite some rather dry air at the surface, we are seeing some showers form. A few rumbles of thunder are possible with the heavier downpours. Pea sized hail is also possible, but severe weather is not expected. Rain will end tonight, with lows in the upper 40’s.
The northerly flow continues tonight and Wednesday keeping temperatures below average. Daytime highs are expected to be in the 70 degree range. We will see especially chilly readings Wednesday night with a low in the mid 40’s. Temperatures rebound by the end of the week and the weekend. Highs will once again be close to 80 degrees by Saturday and Sunday. Rain chances should hold off until Monday.
April 7th, 2014 at 3:44 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
Storms Rolled Through !
Strong T-Storms moved through the forecast area late last night and early this morning. A number of warnings were issued. We had reports of flooding and wind damage, and one confirmed tornado near Evergreen. Trees were down in a number of areas including Daphne, Castleberry, Uriah, and Pensacola. Flooding was reported in Monroe County along AL 41 and AL 136. The storms moved east of our area by mid morning.
Temperatures will be in the lower 50’s tonight with clouds and a northerly breeze.
A sharp upper trough swings through on Tuesday bringing another chance of showers. The best chance of rain comes in the afternoon and evening. Severe weather is not anticipated. The sun returns on Wednesday with highs near 70. We remain dry, with much warmer days to end the week.
April 3rd, 2014 at 8:16 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
Warm & Breezy
A strong surface high is creating moderate to strong southerly breezes. This pattern should continue through Friday, with higher gusts each afternoon. Temperatures felt almost hot this afternoon, with more readings above 80 degrees north of I-10. Skies were partly sunny today and the weather pattern looks to stay dry through later tonight. Lows will be mainly in the mid 60’s tonight. Any rain will be isolated overnight.
Rain chances increase quite a bit for Friday, with a slight risk of severe weather by later into the afternoon. A surface front is expected to cross through the area with slow moving line of storms. This boundary should weaken as it moves through into Friday night. However, gusty winds and large hail are possible, especially along and north of I-65 in the afternoon.
The front stalls off the coast on Saturday. More rain is possible as the front moves back through as a warm front. We have scattered chances on Saturday and likely chances Sunday, with heavier rain possible. Severe storms are also a possibility again on Sunday.
April 2nd, 2014 at 4:32 pm by Jason Smith under FOX10 Stormtracker Weather
Warm Trend !
Temperatures soared again today. Most inland spots hit the low 80’s, with many areas closer I-10 in the upper 70’s. Unofficially at 80 degrees so far for a daytime high in Mobile, 1st time we have hit 80 since Dec 6th, 2013 – 114 days ago.Skies were partly sunny today and the weather pattern looks to stay dry through Thursday. Lows will be mainly in the low 60’s with some patchy fog possible.
A strong surface high is creating moderate southerly breezes. This pattern should continue through Friday, with higher gusts each afternoon.
Rain chances hold off until Thursday night. Chances increase quite a bit for Friday, with a slight risk of severe weather. A surface front is expected to cross through the area with an associated line of storms. Gusty winds and large hail are the primary threats. The front stalls off the coast on Saturday. More rain is possible as the front moves back through as a warm front. We have scattered chances on Saturday and likely chances Sunday, with heavier rain possible. Severe storms are also a possibility again on Sunday.