Potential for severe thunderstorms in Northwest Florida on Memorial Day

The majority of Memorial Day Weekend has been characterized by sunny, hot, and humid weather. However, a change in this trend is expected tomorrow as a weak cold front slowly moves towards the Gulf Coast.

Thunderstorms and potentially severe thunderstorms are expected to develop across the WEAR-TV viewing area as a frontal boundary interacts with the hot and humid air.

    • South Alabama is under a level 2 out of 5 “Slight” risk for severe weather.
    • Inland portions of Northwest Florida are under a level 1 out of 5 “Marginal” risk for severe weather.

There is a higher risk of rain and severe weather Monday afternoon to Monday evening in the areas shaded in yellow across Alabama.

According to the risk level, there is a 20% chance of experiencing strong storms, indicated by the yellow shading. On the other hand, the green shading represents a lower risk level of 1 out of 5, suggesting a lower likelihood of encountering strong storms.

There is a chance of scattered rain on Monday. The further north you go into Alabama, the better the chance of rain.

WHAT: There is a possibility of isolated damaging wind gusts exceeding 60 mph and isolated large hail. The risk of a tornado is very low.

The best chance for strong storms in Alabama, with the possibility of some isolated strong storms drifting into NW Florida.

The event will take place on Monday from 12 PM to 10 PM CT.

Tuesday will bring an end to the rain and a return of the heat in Northwest Florida. As the week progresses, expect temperatures to reach the upper-80s to lower-90s. With heat index values making it feel like 100 degrees, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated throughout the week.

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