Evening weather forecast 1-9-22 | mypanhandle.com

Various showers and storms have already started moving into the Panhandle tonight, but another more organized squall is still expected to move through the area around 9 p.m.

Activity ahead of the front will offer heavy showers and possibly high winds, but the potential for severe weather will only increase later in the night as the line begins to move. The squall will have the highest possible rain intensity, with damage from 60 mph gusts possible, and a few brief tornadoes also cannot be ruled out.

Around midnight, models suggest the line of storms will become less organized as it moves over central and eastern regions (Bay, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Gulf and Calhoun Co.)

Around 3-4am, the moisture is expected to leave the area and northwesterly winds to take over, clearing the FL Panhandle for Monday.

The region will remain windy on Monday but will become increasingly sedentary during the work week. Cool air settles in for a longer period this week, with high temperatures failing to move out of the 50s and below 60s through Wednesday.

The chance of rain returns with some heat next weekend, but the forecast is likely to change a bit.

Dale D. Schrum