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12:32PM May 22, 2017

| May 22, 2017

A tiny shower has popped up near Pace in Santa Rosa County, FL… Moving slowly NE toward Milton. The rest of the region is dry, for now. Heavy rain likely tonight…

9:25PM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

A few small, heavy showers have popped up along the I-65 corridor in Butler County, just north and south of Greenville respectively. If you’re driving on I-65 in Butler/Lowndes/southern Montgomery counties, prepare to have downpours… Nothing severe. Just a few areas of heavy rain slowly drifting east.

8:51PM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

Rain is fading away this evening… Mainly dry conditions are likely overnight before more isolated showers and storm activity throughout Monday morning. Rain could become more widespread in the evening hours.

6:31PM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

Heavy rain and thunderstorms will be moving into west Alabama in the next hour or so… Storms are moving eastward at about 20mph, not very quickly.

12:14AM May 21, 2017

| May 21, 2017

Rain is ending from west to east across the area… More rain and storms likely later today (Sunday)!

My next update will be posted around 7:50AM. Sleep well!

10:42PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Significant flash flooding issues are happening in the greater Montgomery area… The National Weather Service office in Birmingham has relayed reports of cars submerged near Coliseum Boulevard. Several other reports near Perry Street and also near Highway 80 and Woodley Road have come in… Water inundating cars.

10:37PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

A line of strong thunderstorms is pushing eastward across south central Alabama and northwest Florida… Heavy rain and storms shortly in Opp, Red Oak, Florala, Laurel Hill, Auburn (FL), Crestview, Fort Walton Beach…

10:34PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Strong winds moving into Holt, Baker, Milligan, and Crestview associated with this main line of storms… Lots of lightning continues!

10:11PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Thunderstorm action will be beginning shortly in Red Level, Andalusia, Carolina, Wing, Baker, Milligan… Lots of lightning but nothing classified as severe for now. 

Flash Flood Warnings continue until well after midnight for much of Mobile County. We also note substantial flash flooding is happening near Montgomery.

9:48PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Cloud-to-ground lightning across Escambia County, AL is very intense… Storms continue to slide eastward into Jay Villa, Johnsonville, Boykin, and Bradley.

9:13PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

VERY heavy rain and ample lightning is happening in western and central Escambia County, AL near Pineview, Atmore, Poarch, Wawbeek, Huxford, and Wallace. Intense lightning right now near Bratt and Northview High School in northern Escambia County, FL as well…

8:48PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

You can see that we have plenty of showers and storms moving across southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. Driving is tough right now along I-65 across the region as blinding rain continues along much of the interstate corridor.

The main line of storms you see that’s moving across Escambia (AL), northern Escambia (FL), Baldwin, and Mobile counties is slowly sliding southeastward. Again, VERY heavy rain involved with this, thus driving is discouraged.

Main concerns over the next few hours will be heavy rain that could lead to flash flooding across the area and intense lightning…

8:44PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Significant lightning output is being observed in the thunderstorms near Lyeffion, Bowles, and Owassa… This could be because of a developing updraft in the thunderstorm. Gusty winds possible across northern Conecuh County over the next few minutes.

8:41PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

The Hangout music fest in Gulf Shores has really lucked out today in terms of not having much rain… I’m not sure that “luck” continues for long, however. Showers and storms continue to develop offshore and move north. Radar view as of 8:41PM…

8:38PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

The situation near Saraland in northern Mobile County continues to deteriorate. A portion of U.S. Highway 43 is now under water and blocked off, according to a report related to NWS Mobile… Flash Flood Warning continues across Mobile County!

8:29PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Heavy rain is starting now in Atmore, Nokomis, Wallace, Gateswood… Nothing severe in these areas for now.

8:15PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

EMA reports widespread street flooding in Saraland, Alabama per report by NWS Mobile… Avoid driving anywhere in the northern half of Mobile County as a significant flash flooding event is in progress!

8:12PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Current radar continues to show heavy rain moving slowly eastward across the region… If you’re planning to travel on I-65 north- or southbound in the next hour or so, you might reconsider as very heavy rain is falling from Exit 96 (Evergreen/Midway) southward all the way down to Exit 1 in Mobile.

8:08PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

This map shows a radar estimate of how much rainfall a given area has experienced in the past hour alone! You can see why we have a flash flood warning in progress for much of northern Mobile County near Satsuma, Saraland, Chunchula, Turnerville, Wilmer, Prichard, and Mobile! Over two inches of rainfall has happened in the past hour.

7:46PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

The weather is a mess across Alabama tonight… Rain and storms continue for many as a frontal system has stalled out over the state. This will set the stage for several days of storms and heavy rain. Here’s a radar loop of the past few hours. The severe weather threat is LOW, but not zero. Stay “weather aware” in the next few hours!

7:34PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

I expect that heavy rain and storms will start happening in the outlined areas in the next 30-45 minutes… Rush outdoor events to completion if you happen to be outside in Evergreen, Owassa, Lyeffion, Johnsonville, Castleberry, Brooklyn, Brewton, East Brewton, Alco, Boykin, Pea Ridge, Flomaton, Atmore, Wawbeek, Canoe, Bogia, Century, Jay, Whitfield, Whiting Field, Molino, Loxley, Robertsdale, Coden, Bayou La Batre, Spanish Fort, Daphne, Montrose, Fairhope, Bay Minette, Stapleton, Walnut Hill…

7:15PM May 20, 2017

| May 20, 2017

Strong storms are happening near and just north of Montgomery near Wetumpka and Eclectic in Elmore County… Storms will happen shortly in Prattville as well. If you’re driving along I-65, US31, or I-85 anywhere close to Montgomery, prepare for downpours of rain!

12:27AM May 13, 2016

| May 13, 2017

Plenty of rain is falling across central Alabama early this morning. If you’re traveling on I-20/59 in west Alabama or US82, it’s a wet go of things… Good news is that storms across Alabama will be under severe limits until all the rain clears out later in the morning.

Still watching that shower I mentioned earlier that is moving into southwest Washington County, AL. You could have a clap of thunder or two in places like Fruitdale, Vinegar Bend, and Deer Park, but again, the severe weather threat is now over.

12:11AM May 13, 2017

| May 13, 2017

Heavy shower of rain is moving toward southwest Washington County… If you happen to be driving along U.S. Highway 45 near Vinegar Bend or Fruitdale, you may have rain over next 15-30 minutes. NO severe issues overnight across  Alabama and NW Florida.

12:26AM May 1, 2017

| May 1, 2017

Heavy rain and storms are moving into Thomasville, Tallahatta Springs, Dixons Mills, and Pine Hill right now… Severe Thunderstorm Warning continues for northern Clarke, southern Marengo, and west/central Wilcox counties…

7:25PM April 27, 2017
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| April 27, 2017

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11:57PM April 20, 2017

| April 20, 2017

Tropical Storm Arlene has strengthened slightly over the far eastern Atlantic Ocean. The system will stay well away from land as it slowly moves north and east in the hours ahead. 

The Storm likely will dissipate within the next 48 hours as cold air moves over the core of the storm from the southeast.

Here is the latest projected path from the National Hurricane Center… 

9:21PM April 16, 2017

| April 16, 2017

Showers and storms have faded away. Sunny skies return for Monday!

7:17PM April 16, 2017

| April 16, 2017

Not the most dramatic sunset view from our Peach Chevrolet drone this evening… Just west of Brewton, Alabama. Clouds from the decaying showers and storms made it difficult to see the sunset. Enjoy the evening! Sunny, warm days are ahead.

3:11PM April 14, 2017

| April 14, 2017

Beautiful day yet again in progress across SW Alabama and NW Florida… Temperatures peaking in the mid-80s under partly cloudy skies! Enjoy! ☀️

5:57AM April 13, 2017

| April 13, 2017

Full sunshine returns on this Thursday… The rain is gone and you’ll be hard pressed to find clouds in the sky today across SW Alabama and NW Florida. 

I’ll have your full forecast here in the RedZone Weather app and over on Facebook around 7:30AM in my next video.
Enjoy the day!

1:17PM April 12, 2017

| April 12, 2017

Radar update as of 1:17PM shows convective activity (showers and thunderstorms) increasing across interior areas of southwest Alabama… None of these storms are expected to be severe today, but heavy downpours of rain and lightning are happening…

11:35AM April 12, 2017

| April 12, 2017

Three distinct areas of rain are on the board as of now… One heavier shower north of Bayou La Batre, one near Loxley, and a larger complex or rain extending from near Evergreen down to Atmore…

30% chance of a shower or thunderstorm in your given location this afternoon… Have the umbrellas ready!

11:21AM April 12, 2017

| April 12, 2017

More showers have developed along and east of the I-65 corridor from Evergreen extending southwestward to Perdido. Rain in progress near Appleton, Sand Cut, Pineview…

5:47AM April 12, 2017

| April 12, 2017

FEW SHOWERS LATER… Quite similar to what played out on Tuesday, a few of us could have isolated showers later this afternoon. Most places across the region will be dry, however. 20% chance of rain after 1PM across southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. I’ll have your video forecast posted on Facebook and here in the RedZone Weather app by 7:30AM. Enjoy the day!

12:01PM April 6, 2017

| April 6, 2017

STUNNING DAY… It’s a beautiful day across Alabama and northwest Florida. Temperatures are in the 60s as of Noon and we’re headed to around 71° for an afternoon high.

COLD OVERNIGHT… If you’re planning to be out and about this evening, you’ll may even need a light jacket, as temperatures will be around 58° by 8PM. Lows return to the lower-40s across much of south Alabama by daybreak on Friday.

Enjoy the afternoon! ☀️

6:15AM April 3, 2017
Live Streaming
Radar Coverage

| April 3, 2017

There are currently several severe thunderstorm warnings in progress across west Alabama. A tornado watch continues for Washington, Clarke, Mobile, and Baldwin counties in southwest Alabama valid until 9AM. Counties further east will likely go under a tornado watch in the next few hours…

Here is a link to our LIVE RedZone Weather YouTube channel where you can view live streaming radar with the occasional cut-ins that I do. See you shortly!

4:55PM March 30, 2017
Special Video Update

| March 30, 2017

Video update on the current weather situation across SW Alabama and NW Florida… The severe weather threat is slowly coming to an end across our region.

3:45PM March 30, 2017
Live Doppler+ Streaming Coverage

| March 30, 2017

If severe weather warnings are required for any part of our primary coverage area, we will come back on-camera and bring you the latest information in this same stream. Tap the video player below to start the live radar streaming…

1:39PM March 30, 2017
Live Doppler+ Update

| March 30, 2017

Our Live Doppler+ system is now in rapid update mode. This means you can visit the Live Doppler+ page (by tapping the fourth tab labeled “Radar” in the app toolbar if you’re using the all-new RedZone Weather app) and see updates every minute. Normally, the radar image updates every five or ten minutes depending on local weather conditions. Today, an updated is published every minute. Check it out!

1:30PM March 30, 2017

| March 30, 2017

Ferry service from Dauphin Island to Fort Morgan at the south end of Mobile Bay has been suspended for today…

9:01AM Radar Update

| March 30, 2017

Showers and thunderstorms are causing heavy rain along portions of U.S. Highway 43 and U.S. Highway 84 in Clarke County. Heavy rain and storms are in progress near Grove Hill, Thomasville, Lower Peach Tree, Fulton, and just north of Citronelle. More strong to severe storms are possible later today. 2PM today to 2AM Friday morning is the 12 hour window in which severe weather could happen across southwest Alabama and northwest Florida. Core of the risk happens 4PM to 8PM. Here’s a brief radar tour showing the current storms…

#rzw on Instagram – August 19, 2016 at 03:07PM

| August 19, 2016 | Reply

FOOTBALL FORECAST… Showers and thunderstorms will be most numerous over the next few hours across the northwestern flank of southwest Alabama. Millry, Chatom, Thomasville, Fulton, Grove Hill have the highest rain chances. Communities in northwest Florida have the lowest risk of rain, overall.

Just a few of the games in our area tonight… T.R. Miller (Brewton) at Washington County (Chatom), Aliceville at W.S. Neal (East Brewton), Abbeville Christian at Escambia Academy, Northview, FL at J.U. Blacksher, Monroe Academy at Bessemer Academy (at Faulkner University), Northview at Baldwin County (Bay Minette), Holy Spirit (Tuscaloosa) at Fruitdale, Chickasaw at B.C. Rain, Saraland at Baker, St. James at Bayside Academy, Robertsdale at Foley, and Mountain Brook at Gulf Shores.
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#rzw on Instagram – August 18, 2016 at 07:09PM

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Sunset from central Conecuh County by @melissaandelliemcmillan… One of the best I’ve seen. If you follow RedZone Weather on Facebook, you saw this debut last evening. Enjoy the evening!
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#rzw on Facebook – August 18, 2016 at 07:04AM

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RedZone Weather Forecast for Thursday, August 18, 2016

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#rzw on Facebook – August 17, 2016 at 08:55PM

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Stunning sunset from central Conecuh County by Melissa McMillan… One of the best I’ve seen in awhile!
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#rzw on Instagram – August 17, 2016 at 08:21PM

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We had 58 rainbow pictures sent in this evening… The RedZone community is PHENOMENAL at sharing weather pics. Thank y’all for supporting this growing company! Big things are on the horizon. Our weather pattern also produced this stunning view near Flomaton a few hours ago. Thanks to Miss Scarlett @scar_car Carter for sending this in! ? #glorious
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#rzw on Facebook – August 17, 2016 at 06:50PM

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I’ve been inundated with rainbow ? and lightning ? photos from around the region. These are just a few. Thank you to everyone who shared… 50+. Y’all broke a RedZone record. August 17, 2016 at 06:50PM
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#rzw on Facebook – August 17, 2016 at 06:50PM

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#rzw on Facebook – August 17, 2016 at 06:50PM

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