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Storm Team Sunday evening forecast (03/08/2015)

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Posted at 3:24 PM, Mar 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-08 15:24:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The warming trend has begun and will only continue to intensify as we begin to see high pressure move east from us and a new low pressure system in the western Gulf of Mexico moves closer to us. This will allow winds to begin filtering in directly from the Gulf which supports much warmer highs and lows, but also higher humidity, so cloud cover and rain coverage increase as well. To start the new work week, Monday morning's lows will be near 50 degrees and highs jump to the upper 70s, near 80 degrees in eastern zones.

That warm-up trend continues for Tuesday through Friday with lows near 60 degrees and highs surpassing 80. In this time, the rain coverage will increase ahead of two lows developing along a trough out in the western Gulf of Mexico, both of which will track to the northeast. Rain coverage starts out minimal on Monday (20% coverage) but then jumps to 30% through Wednesday and then 50% for Thursday and Friday with storms looking more and more possible for the latter half of the week. After the second low carries a front through our region on Sunday, temps are expected to cool off, but not by much, only near seasonal values with lows in the upper 40s and highs in the lower 70s.