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Storm Team Saturday evening forecast (01/16/2016)

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Posted at 5:08 PM, Jan 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-16 12:25:57-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A similar low pressure system to that of Friday morning will continue to develop along the northwestern Gulf of Mexico Saturday afternoon and it will rapidly push toward the Big Bend of Florida overnight, providing for heavy rains.B

The rain event is expected to start soon after midnight and continue through the morning, but after 9 AM ET, most of the wet stuff should have quickly pushed east away from the region, leaving us in a clear and colder setup to finish the holiday weekend. Overnight lows will be mild as cloud cover will dominate. Expect morning temperatures to range in the upper 40s in southwest Georgia to the low to mid 50s in North Florida. Overall rain coverage will be at around 70-80%, with the Big Bend getting in on most of the rain. After everything clears out, expect sunny conditions, but cool with highs in the upper 50s near 60 degrees, and breezy conditions. 

The winds will pick up ahead of this system and the heavy winds have provided for a string of advisories, notably for the seas along the coast. There will be a Gale Warning until 10 AM ET as winds are expected to sharply pick up to 30 knots or more, with gusts even STRONGER. After that warning expires, there will still be a Small Craft Advisory through 4 PM Sunday, as winds will still be gusty. To add on to all of that, there will also be a Wind Advisory along the immediate Big Bend coast. It expires Sunday at 1 PM ET, with winds expected to range in the 25 to 30 mph range.

For Monday - Wednesday, another cold blast will set in with near freezing lows and highs struggling to surpass 60 degrees.