Rain Returns To The Forecast

August 18, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 4am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 7am. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Wednesday Night: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Thursday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Friday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89.

Mostly Sunny Saturday; Rain For Sunday

August 17, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 95. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm after midnight.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southwest in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 88. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 71. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Friday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

More Sun, Lower Chance Of Showers

August 16, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 106. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

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Active Shooter Situation At Grocery Store Ends With Suspect Shot By Escambia Deputy

August 15, 2019

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Previous story:

An active shooter situation inside an Escambia County grocery store came to an end Thursday afternoon when the suspect was shot by an Escambia County Sheriff’s deputy.

The man walked into the Grocery Advantage on Lillian Highway at New Warrington Road with a handgun and then opened fire, according to Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan. He said the suspect was the only person injured; no civilians or deputies were hurt.

Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said three deputies were on scene quickly, and “they started to pursue the gunman through the store”.  He said the suspect ran into the back warehouse area of the store and was hiding behind boxes of produce.

“The deputies challenged him there. He produced a firearm, and he was shot,” Simmons said. He described the gun as a small caliber handgun.

Morgan said the suspect’s motive is not known at this time. His name has not been released.

The suspect was transported to an area hospital.

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement will investigate the officer involved shooting.

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Partly Cloudy, No Rain Tonight

August 15, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 70. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. Sunny, with a high near 96. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 1am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 106. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 87. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light in the evening.

Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 86. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Monday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 85. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Wednesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 89.

More Showers And Thunderstorms Through The Evening

August 14, 2019

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 1am. Low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Northeast wind around 5 mph.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Calm wind becoming east around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Saturday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming south around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming southwest around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.

Sunday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Monday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89.

Monday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89.

Small Plane Crashes In North Santa Rosa County

August 13, 2019

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Previous story:

A small plane crashed in Santa Rosa County north of Highway 4 near the Escambia River Tuesday afternoon, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office.

The single engine plane went down about 1 p.m. in a remote area along the river near the end of Oil Plant Road in Jay, according to Sgt. Rich Aloy.

The pilot was airlifted to a local hospital as a trauma alert. Due to the remote area of the crash, the pilot was airlifted by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.

The pilot was the only person aboard the aircraft.

The Jay, Allentown and Berrydale fire departments were among those that responded to the crash scene.

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Heat Advisory Again Wednesday

August 13, 2019

A heat advisory is in effect again Wednesday with heat index values of 106-112 degrees, but storms will likely bring heat relief in the afternoon or early evening.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Rest Of Tonight: Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the upper 70s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light.

Wednesday: Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then showers and thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 90s. Southwest winds up to 5 mph shifting to the south in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 70 percent. Heat index readings around 112.

Wednesday Night: Mostly cloudy. Numerous showers and thunderstorms in the evening, then scattered showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Lows in the mid 70s. North winds up to 5 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.

Thursday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. North winds up to 5 mph shifting to the east around 5 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation 50 percent. Heat index readings around 107.

Thursday Night: Partly cloudy in the evening then becoming mostly cloudy. Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. South winds up to 5 mph in the evening becoming light. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Friday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Friday Night: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Saturday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.

Sunday: Mostly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 70s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.

Monday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 90s. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

Monday Night: Mostly cloudy in the evening then becoming partly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 70s. Chance of precipitation 40 percent.

Tuesday: Partly sunny with scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs around 90. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

District 5 Commissioner Holding Town Hall This Afternoon In Walnut Hill

August 12, 2019

Escambia County Commissioner Steven Barry will hold a public town hall meeting late Monday afternoon in Walnut Hill.

The event will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, August 12 at the Walnut Hill Community Center at 7850 Highway 97.

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Heat Advisory Through Tuesday

August 12, 2019

A heat advisory is in effect through Tuesday for the entire area. The heat index Monday will once again be the 106 to 113 degree range and may be as high as 115 by Tuesday.

Prolonged exposure to these conditions can increase your risk of heat related injuries like heat exhaustion, cramps and heat stroke.

Is there an end in sight to this miserable heat? Well, it’s the Gulf Coast in August, so it is going to be hot for a while, but the heat index should begin to settle down by the middle to end of your work week. We could see temperatures around 90 with heat index of only 100 degrees by Thursday.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

Tonight: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 7pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Calm wind.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 95. Heat index values as high as 111. Calm wind becoming northeast around 5 mph in the afternoon.

Tuesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 77. South wind around 5 mph becoming calm.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Wednesday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Calm wind. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

Thursday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 92. Calm wind.

Thursday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72. Calm wind.

Friday: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Calm wind becoming north around 5 mph.

Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 72.

Saturday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

Saturday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Sunday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Sunday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 73.

Monday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

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