MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The prolonged dry and hot spell from the last two weeks ends this week. And for the next seven days, rain is possible and in many cases, probable.
Monday: A broad area of low pressure is going to slowly drift north/northwest over the Gulf of Mexico. It will be pulling in plenty of tropical moisture into virtually all of the state of Florida. Through Monday, the weather pattern looks to be quite unsettled with very humid morning temperatures expected (numbers near 70 degrees). Expect daytime highs to be limited to the lower to mid 80s due to widespread cloud cover and scattered to numerous showers and storms. Rain coverage is forecast to be around 60%.
Monday Marine/Beach forecast information and your Tide Times are below:
NOTE: The area of low pressure that will be responsible for this rain threat DOES have the potential to develop into a tropical or subtropical cyclone, but the First Alert Weather Team stresses that the major impact from this system will be widespread rain coverage whether or not development occurs. As of now, wind or severe threats look minimal at this time...
The rest of the week: Not much change is expected due to the slow movement of this area of low pressure over the Gulf of Mexico. Expect lows near 70 degrees with daytime highs in the lower to mid 80s each and every day. Lower 80s appear to be more likely due to mostly cloudy skies and higher chances of rain through the week.
Some factors may make some days wetter/drier than others, but the general message of the forecast is this: Rain is possible every day this week. Bring rain gear with you every day in case it occurs, which in many cases it likely will.
This weekend: We are expecting moisture content to stay rather high, so rain coverage is still expected for the weekend, though it looks to be more scattered and not so abundant as it looks for the work week. Expect lows near 70 degrees, highs in the mid 80s, with rain coverage around 40%.
You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
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