MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- For the next day or so, it will be drier for the northwestern half of the viewing area (SW Georgia, parts of South Central Georgia, and Western Big Bend). The main reason for this is a combination of two nearby systems. High pressure out west is pulling in hot air from the north and due to the recent frontal passage late this past week, the air is drier. Low pressure out over the Florida peninsula, is forcing more moisture to stay situated over much of the state and the Suwannee river valley. Rain coverage will likely be lower (20% over Tallahassee and areas west) and the Suwannee River Valley will see higher rain coverage, but only slight (30%). Overnight lows will range from the lower to mid 70s. Daytime highs for Monday through Wednesday are forecast to be in the mid to upper 90s with the heat index not as high as last week (Once again, due to the drier air from the north).
This pattern will be the main story through at least Wednesday. Afterward, an increase in rain overall is expected as the low to our southeast organizes somewhat and tracks closer to the region. Rain coverage from Thursday on will likely be around 50% with afternoon highs in the lower to mid 90s and overnight lows in the lower to mid 70s.