MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) — Evening rain and thunderstorms will be centered around the I-75 counties of Florida and Georgia, with lesser coverage west of Highway 319. Rounds of rain can be heavy with gusty winds and isolated cases of severe weather. Storms will subside after 9 p.m., with some clearer breaks overnight. Lows will fall into the low to mid 70s with a muggy feel to the air which lasts through Saturday. North wind flow will bring some drier air into inland locations, which will reduce the chance for showers and storms there. A few storms are still possible near coastal counties in the afternoon. Highs will be in the low to mid 90s, and feels-like temps will hover near 100°. The dryness will have a broader reach Sunday, with only isolated late-day storms and plenty of heat. The scattered thunderstorm pattern returns by Tuesday.
A Heat Advisory will remain in effect until 7 p.m. in the western Big Bend for heat index values that can reach 108° or higher.
A disturbance in the Gulf Stream waters of the Atlantic off the Florida east coast will lurk over the weekend. Some additional organization of the system is possible. A modest tropical low is possible early next week. It will mainly advance drier air into our area in the short-term.
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