MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A fairly typical Summer-time set-up is expected for this Friday with your usual afternoon heat and PM rain chances. All of this will change for the weekend with more rain expected as a strong front approaches our region. After this front exits to our south, signs are pointing toward a much drier set-up for parts of next week.
Friday: The start of the morning will feature lower to mid 70s with fair skies. For the afternoon, the main forcing for any rain will likely result from the sea breeze and afternoon wind shifts. Rain coverage looks to be isolated to widely scattered (30-40%) with highs reaching the lower to mid 90s.
Beach and Boating forecast information and your Friday Tide Times are below:
Saturday: That strong cold front from our north will approach the region with elevated chances for rain. At this point, rain coverage appears to be quite high (around 60% or higher). Temperatures will start off in the lower to mid 70s with highs expected to climb to the upper 80s and lower 90s.
This cold front will bring the support for a few organized storms that could be severe. With that in mind, a MARGINAL outlook for severe storms is in place for the local area on Saturday. Remember, a MARGINAL outlook means that isolated storms have the potential to contain damaging wind gusts. The outlook for Saturday is below:
Sunday: The cold front is expected to slow as it pushes south, essentially dividing our local area into two differing weather patterns: 1) Drier with more sun. 2) Wetter with more rain.
Overall rain coverage is expected to be around 40% with the highest chances for rain along North Florida and the Suwannee Valley. Expect lows to be in the lower to mid 70s with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s.
Monday and Tuesday: Signs are pointing toward a very dry air mass moving in from the north. This is one of those air masses that can virtually eliminate rain chances on a Summer day (something that isn't easy to achieve). Expect lows in the lower 70s with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s with mainly sunny skies. This dry air will likely keep our rain coverage near ZERO, but due to some moisture in place, a stray shower may pop up (20% coverage or less).
Wednesday and Thursday: Back to a more seasonable pattern for the middle of next week as moisture returns to the region. This will allow for typical scattered coverage of afternoon showers and storms (40-50%), with lows in the lower 70s and highs in the lower 90s.
You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.
Plus, you can get the Storm Team Forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.
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