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Storm Team Friday evening forecast (8/4/2017)

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Posted at 3:32 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 12:07:27-04

TALLAHASSEE, FL (WTXL) -- Although rain and thunderstorms persisted through the afternoon, they are not expected to linger through the overnight hours. We've had a surface trough sitting just over the Big Bend these last few days bringing with it the ample moisture needed for the rain both yesterday and today. Heading into the later hours of Friday, this trough will begin to weaken away. As it's doing so, a cold front, currently draped across portions of Tennessee, Alabama, and Mississippi, will continue to push closer to the area before stalling out Saturday night. For us, this means that we'll likely see one more day of scattered to isolated rain and thunderstorms before returning to the usual summer pattern of morning sun and afternoon rain.

Tonight, rain chances will continue to drop with only a few isolated rain showers possible. Otherwise, we'll see overcast skies. Overnight lows are expected to fall to the lower and mid 70s with a southwest wind of 5 to 10 mph.

Saturday starts the weekend with mostly cloudy conditions and a 50 percent chance of seeing rain and thunderstorms. Daytime highs are expected to heat to the mid and upper 80s throughout. Come Saturday night, rain chances drop off, leaving us with partly to mostly cloudy skies, and lows in the mid 70s. Winds for the day will stay southwesterly at about 5 to 10 mph.

Sunday is forecast to be more like a normal summer day...mostly sunny skies in the morning with cloudier conditions and rain chances in the afternoon. Highs will also be closer to average, warming into the lower 90s.