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Storm Team Friday morning forecast (08/01/2014)

Posted at 4:23 AM, Aug 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-01 04:23:00-04

TALLAHASSEE (WTXL) - Welcome to August! The beginning of the month kicks off with some summery weather, for sure. Temps this morning starting off slightly below average We're sitting comfortably in the upper 60s, though it is slightly more humid.  Once the sun comes up, temps really heat up into the mid 90s by the late afternoon hours.  A few showers or storms may boil up, but we're still a little too stable in the atmosphere to see more than a 20% coverage today.  A low pressure system advancing from the Mississippi River Valley will drape a warm front through the region into tonight and the beginning of your Saturday.  This will cause more instability in the Big Bend and South Georgia and will also pump up the moisture to make it feel a little more sticky. Because of that, temps tonight bottom out in the low 70s and Saturday afternoon, expect more pop-up showers and storms than we've seen these last few dry days.  Temps still stay hot in the mid 90s.  By Sunday, we'll see much of the same--about a 50-60% swath of storms around the area as we continue to see a weakening in the atmosphere.  By midweek, a surface high pressure system builds on the open Gulf waters allowing for rain chances to diminish slightly, though we could always use the rainfall.  July ended as the second driest on record with Tallahassee officially only seeing 2.33" at the airport. (That's about 5" below normal.) So starting off the new month with an increased rain chance is some good news.