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Saturday evening First Alert forecast (08/26/2017)

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Aug 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-26 16:20:00-04

MIDWAY, FL (WTXL) -- Today was mostly cloudy due to a stationary front draped across the region, which helped keep temperatures below average. The rain was off to an early start, pushing into parts of South-Central Georgia and the Suwannee Valley by 2:00. Most activity tonight will stay East of Tallahassee, though some areas could see scattered showers. Eastern big bend and Southern Georgia counties near I75 have the biggest rain chance for the rest of the afternoon and into tonight. Lows tonight will be in the lower to mid 70s. 

An area of elongated low pressure over the Florida Peninsula will move Northeast tonight and into Sunday, where it will merge with the stationary front. By Sunday, the front will likely be South of the area with the associated low pressure off the Jacksonville coast. The flow around this system will help to steer our winds in from the Northeast, bringing slightly drier air to the region. Sunday and Monday will have additional cloud cover, but chances for rain are only 20%. Afternoon highs will reach upper 80s and lower 90s in areas with more sunshine. 

Tuesday of next week will feature high pressure building in, bringing us more seasonal summer weather. Rain chances will increase and daytime highs will soar into lower to mid 90s. 

-- Meteorologist Valerie Mills