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Storm Team Friday morning forecast (01/20/2017)

Forecast in Focus (01/21/2017)
Severe Outlook Sunday (01/22/2017)
Severe Outlook Saturday (01/21/2017)
Forecast in Focus (01/20/2017)
Weather NOWCast (01/20/2017)
Forecast Map A (01/20/2017)
Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-20 04:35:28-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Scattered showers are possible this Friday afternoon ahead of what is expected to be a very active weekend in terms of storminess.

Friday starts off gloomy with a few showers and cloud cover. Temperatures starting off in the mid 60s will warm up to the mid and upper 70s.

Rain coverage is around 40% as moisture and warmth pulled from the Gulf of Mexico help to form some showers and an isolated thunderstorm. 

The Forecast in Focus illustrates the risk for a few showers and storms today:

Saturday and Sunday mornings will be mild with temperatures in the 60s. Highs will range in the lower to mid 70s. Two disturbances will help fire up widespread storms (70% coverage Saturday and 80% coverage Sunday).

In addition, the storms that roll in will be enhanced by several factors. These are strong upper level winds, high instability, plenty of moisture, and surging warmth. With this in mind, there are two outlooks for increased severe weather by the Severe Prediction Center. So far, the main threats include strong gusty winds, isolated spots with hail, and isolated tornadoes. Make sure you have a way to see or hear severe thunderstorm warnings during the weekend.

Here is a look at the Forecast in Focus' depiction of what we may see Saturday:

Monday, the complex system bringing the severe threat pushes away, with scattered showers possible in the morning. After that, a brief cool down will occur, with lows in the 40s for Tuesday and Wednesday. Highs will quickly rebound to the 70s for that period.

REMEMBER: You can catch my forecast on 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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