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Storm Team Monday morning forecast (04/03/2017)

SPC Outlook (04/03/2017) Day 3
SPC Outlook (04/03/2017) Day 2
Forecast Map C (04/03/2017)
Tide Times (04/03/2017)
Beach and Boating forecast A (04/03/2017)
SPC Outlook (04/03/2017) Day 1
Forecast Map B (04/03/2017)
Forecast Map A (04/03/2017)
Posted at 5:40 AM, Apr 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-03 05:09:14-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The weather through Wednesday will be in an unsettled and active state, with three consecutive days of outlooks for severe weather. The more active days are expected to be Monday (PM) and Wednesday. Once the bad weather moves out, cooler and drier air will return to end the work week.

Monday: A strong upper level low pressure system is enhancing a thunderstorm complex in the southeastern U.S.. The complex is producing a squall line with strong gusty winds (up to 60 mph) and heavy rain, as well as frequent lightning. This squall is forecast to move into our area in the afternoon/evening time-frame with the morning rather quiet. Morning lows are in the upper 60s, and afternoon highs are forecast to be in the lower 80s. Rain coverage is going to be at around 80%.

The SPC has placed all of our local area under some sort of severe outlook. Western areas are under an ENHANCED (numerous) risk. Central zones including Tallahassee and Thomasville are under the Standard SLIGHT (scattered) risk. Eastern zones are under a MARGINAL (isolated) risk.

Beach and Boating conditions will be bumpy, with increased winds making it potentially hazardous to operate a Small Craft. Get more details below:

Tide Times for this Monday are available below:

Tuesday: The early morning on Tuesday may still have impacts from remnants of the squall line, but the area will be a bit quieter. Rain coverage is at 30% for the morning, with the afternoon seeing more activity grazing our western zones.

A MARGINAL risk of severe weather is in place for extreme-western spots of our viewing area for Tuesday. Morning lows will be in the 60s, with highs in the lower 80s.

Wednesday: Another vigorous low pressure system is forecast to move into the area from the Gulf of Mexico, promoting ample amounts of moisture and instability. This is pulling another expectation of severe weather with ENHANCED outlooks out for part of the viewing area. Rain coverage is expected to be around 70% or higher, with highs at around 80°.

Thursday through the weekend: Cooler and drier air will move in after the stormy first half of the work week. For Thursday and Friday, highs will be  in the lower to mid 70s. Skies will clear out and stay clear, promoting ample sunshine. Friday morning may feature lows back in the 40s! Saturday and Sunday will feature lows in the 40s and highs in the 70s. 

NOTE: If storms become severe, be sure to check social media and our Weather NOW Channel 27.3 for extended coverage on the severe threat. 

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Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.