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Storm Team Monday evening forecast (09/01/2014)

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Posted at 3:50 PM, Sep 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-01 15:50:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- This Labor Day has been quite warm and humid, but there has been little to no thunderstorm action so far, so if you went to the beach or if you were having your barbecue earlier, you were in for a great afternoon! Storms across the area are beginning to form, however, they are limited and very spotty. This is due to high pressure building in across the southeastern U.S. and that is helping to bring in clearer conditions, as it forces downward motion across the region, which hinders storm development. If it were centered over us, the downward motion would be maximized but it isn't, which is why that thunderstorm chance persists. This high pressure system, along with an approaching front across the U.S. will once again, continue to pull in moisture from the Gulf of Mexico, keeping us muggy and keeping the chance of rain apparent for at least the next week. Chances vary from 30-50% coverage through next Monday with highs still above average in the mid 90s through the end of the work week! While meteorological Summer may have ended, it doesn't mean those summer-time conditions haven't. Always remember to stay hydrated in that hot sun and stay safe this holiday!

-- Alex Cordero