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Storm Team Saturday evening forecast (10/03/2015)

Posted at 5:49 PM, Oct 03, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-03 18:31:28-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The complex pattern of several systems in the southeast is causing for different types of weather state to state. A vigorous upper level low and surface low pressure system combination is steering in very large amounts of moisture into northern Georgia and the Carolinas. Meanwhile, on the west side of the upper level low, dry air is pushing in from the north, keeping North Florida and South Georgia's rain chances low. The reason why there was still so much cloud cover over our region Saturday is because of the low level moisture still around.

Now the combination of lows will push to the east over the next day or so, and that will help to reinforce winds from the north Sunday into Monday. But as long as the lows are still nearby, the lift from them will support cloud cover to be dominant. Lows overnight into Sunday will likely drop in the upper 50s to lower 60s all across the viewing area. With the expected cloud cover to be dominant again, highs will struggle to reach 80 degrees (though the sun should be able to peak through the clouds more than Saturday). Rain coverage Sunday is only around 20% or less with not enough instability to support more more than widely scattered light rain showers.

Sunday night into Monday, lows will likely still be near 60 degrees with highs in the upper 70s as another mostly cloudy afternoon will likely occur. Rain coverage will only be around 20%. Advancing into the work week, high pressure should dominate and clear us off at night and during the day, giving us lows in the lower 60s and highs in the lower to mid 80s. Opportunities for rain from Tuesday through Thursday will be near zero percent. Next Friday, we should start to see more warmth and rain coverage slowly rising back up.