Happy Mardi Gras! We start Fat Tuesday misty and end up very warm.
The morning starts with patch fog and light mist. So far, visibility has dropped to a mile at a few locations. It’ll be gone by mid-morning.
We start the day mild and end up very warm. Average high for this time of year is 67 degrees; we’ll start in the low and mid 60s and warm to 80 degrees in Mobile–a few degrees warmer in Leakesville, Evergreen, and Grove Hill, and a few degrees cooler at the beaches.
There’s a skimpy 10% chance that you’ll need an umbrella today.
Parade forecast: cloudy and mild for the Order of Athena at 10:30am, humid mid 70s for the Knights of Revelry and Comic Cowboys at 12:30pm, very warm temps near 80 for MAMGA at 2:00pm, and breezy low 70s to wrap things up with the Order of Myths at 6:00 pm.
Radar is quiet now, and the forecast model shows clouds this morning giving way to a mix of sun and clouds in the middle of the day. Skies stay partly cloudy to mostly cloudy for the remainder of the day.
The News 5 Free Weather app is handy on a day like today!
Strong thunderstorms arrive tomorrow with a small risk of severe weather late in the day and into the evening. We’ll stay near 80 Ash Wednesday. Cooler, drier, and sunnier days are in store Thursday through Sunday. A slight chance of showers returns Sunday and Monday.