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Storm Team Friday morning forecast (07/12/2013)

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Jul 12, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-12 10:18:00-04

Scattered showers and thunderstorms began in the early morning hours before sunrise and are expected to continue throughout the day. A cold front draped throughout the southeastern portion of the country  will slowly dip further south until it lingers just north of our local region. The front will become stationary, and the unsettled weather associated with it will produce scattered showers and thunderstorms all throughout North Florida and Southern Georgia. Winds from the southwest will push moisture from the Gulf of Mexico onshore and will continue to do so all day.Showers and thunderstorms will proceed onshore directed by the southwesterly winds and some storms could be accompanied by frequent lightning, even in the late morning hours. The rain chance for today will be up at 80%. An umbrella would be a good idea today and for the rest of the weekend. It is not a great day to be outdoors, either. Increased cloud cover and rainfall will keep most regions from reaching the 90 degree mark. Afternoon highs will be in the mid to upper 80s throughout coastal regions and inland into South Georgia. The weekend will bring some wet weather as well and the stalled-out frontal system will keep rain chances in the 40-50% well into the next workweek. Some good news is that the rain and clouds should keep afternoon high temperatures in the upper 80s to lower 90s, and even cooler in locations that experience constant rainfall or thunderstorms.