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Storm Team Saturday evening forecast (08/16/2014)

Posted at 4:59 PM, Aug 16, 2014
and last updated 2014-08-16 14:08:14-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The wet week we have experienced across Tallahassee is long past us and a drier and hotter trend is expected. So to begin our next work week, scattered thunderstorms driven mainly by the sea-breeze will be the main story. Highs will be in the mid 90s across the Big Bend with rain coverage around 30%-40% from Sun-Tues with lighter coverage over south Georgia. Winds will be out of the southeast around 5-10 mph. Night will be warm with lows in the mid-70s all week. As the week progresses, a ridge of high pressure from the Gulf of Mexico will set up closer to the Big Bend region. This will decrease the rain coverage to below average (around 20% from Thurs-Sat). Without the rain and the wind slowly shifting more from the west, temperatures will rise to the upper 90s through the end of the week. For the Tropics, there is a batch of moisture moving away from the Cape Verde Islands but it is not expected to develop through the next 5 days.

-- Alex Cordero