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Storm Team Friday morning forecast (07/19/2013)

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Jul 19, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-19 11:16:00-04

After a couple of dry days, our weather pattern is changing. The area of high pressure that brought hot and dry conditions to the eastern part of the country is being pushed eastward by a cold front. The cold front does not extend into Florida, but the relocation of the high pressure will shift our winds. The winds will come from the south and  the southeast around 10 miles per hour and will push moisture from the Gulf of Mexico into Florida by the late morning. The Gulf moisture and some unsettled air near our region will produce numerous scattered showers and thunderstorms throughout the day. There is a 70% chance of rain this afternoon and into the early evening hours. Rainfall and cloud cover will prevent local regions from heating into the late afternoon hours. Afternoon temperatures will peak in the mid 80s, most likely during the late morning and early afternoon. The rain chances stick around as the region gets back into a typical summer pattern. Some cloud cover will keep afternoon temperatures around the low 90s this weekend. A 40-60% chance of rain is expected each day as winds push moisture onshore. It would be wise to keep an umbrella at hand for the next week!