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Storm Team Thursday evening forecast (01/14/2016)

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Posted at 5:05 PM, Jan 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-14 17:05:00-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A lot of big weather headlines to talk about for Friday, but locally, the threat of heavy rains and some strong storms will dominate the morning hours. A developing low pressure system will move from the western Gulf and likely impact the Panhandle and Big Bend. Winds will continue to pick up ahead of the storm system. The strengthening of winds will be strongest over the waters, causing coastal areas to be not only under a GALE WARNING, but also a COASTAL FLOOD ADVISORY as the winds and rain will help increase the possibility of minor flooding.

Overnight lows for Friday will not be as cold as the past mornings because of an increase of cloud cover which will act as a blanket, keeping the region moist and warm. Expect temps to range in the upper 40s to mid 50s with the coldest values in South Georgia and the warmest in North Florida. The rain coverage will jump in the early morning (after 3-5 A.M. ET) to nearly certain coverage (90%).

The front should clear the region into Friday afternoon, but the air will not cool as the air mass behind this front isn't as cold as previous ones. Saturday will feature mainly clear skies with highs reaching near 70 degrees. Sunday will feature another frontal passage and this one will drop us back to cold levels for the new week.