MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Another HOT day is expected to end the work week before we enter a period of elevated moisture and instability for the weekend and the start of next week. This will mean higher rain chances.
Friday: Morning lows are mild and conditions are muggy with lows in the lower to mid 70s to start. For the afternoon, with plentiful heating from the sun, expect highs to reach the lower to mid 90s. It will be hottest away from the coast. Humidity at the surface will make it feel even hotter with heat index values above 100° in some spots.
Winds out of the southwest will bring the sea breeze inland, with 40% coverage for showers and thunderstorms this afternoon. As with any thunderstorm in the Summer, the main threats will include heavy rain and frequent lightning. Occasional strong gusts are also possible.
Beach and Boating forecast information and your Friday Tide Times are below:
Saturday: A brief lull in the heat is expected with the sea breeze being the main source for storms. Expect lows in the lower to mid 70s, highs in the lower 90s, and rain coverage around 30%.
Sunday through Tuesday: Moisture content will build and instability will build as an area of low pressure west of us helps pull in more "moisture-rich" air from the Gulf of Mexico. This will allow rain chances to grow, with highs limited to near average levels (lower 90s).
Wednesday and Thursday: Signs are pointing to a decent heat-up for midweek next week. While this may change, expectations so far are for highs in the mid to possibly upper 90s with lows in the mid 70s. Rain coverage will be scattered, around 40%.
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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