Enhanced Risk For Severe Storms Into Tonight; Flash Flood Watch In Effect

May 4, 2021

There is an enhanced (level 3 of 5) risk for severe storms this afternoon into early tonight for the North Escambia area.  High winds and hail are possible, and a tornado cannot be ruled out. A squall line is expected to move through the area between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Isolated severe storms could develop in advance of the main squall line.

A flash flood watch is in effect through midday Wednesday with several inches of rain possible.

Here is your official North Escambia area forecast:

This Afternoon: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 1pm. Some of the storms could be severe. Partly sunny, with a high near 83. Breezy, with a south wind 15 to 20 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tonight: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could be severe and produce heavy rainfall. Low around 71. South wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Wednesday: Showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 77. Southwest wind around 5 mph becoming north in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between 1 and 2 inches possible.

Wednesday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. North wind around 5 mph.

Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Thursday Night: Clear, with a low around 55. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday: Sunny, with a high near 79. North wind around 5 mph.

Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 56. North wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.

Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 81. Light east wind becoming south 5 to 10 mph in the morning.

Saturday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 62.

Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 84.

Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 68.

Monday: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 85.

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