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Storm Team Thursday evening forecast (08/13/2015)

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Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 13, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-13 19:07:00-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- The front south of us has stalled and has allowed for a dry but hot afternoon for western zones of the forecast area Thursday afternoon. Out east, it was not as hot, but humidity values have surely made it feel that way, being closer to the Atlantic sea breeze and a nearby center of low pressure. That low should push east overnight into Friday, allowing for a drier pattern to set up, albeit a few showers and storms. Winds overall will blow from the east/northeast in the afternoon, which should allow ample opportunities for abundant sunshine and hotter temps, with noticeable decreases in dew points. 

Overnight lows into Friday morning will likely range in the low to mid 70s inland (cooler to the north), with upper 70s (near 80 degrees) along the Big Bend coast. Daytime highs for Friday afternoon will likely soar to the mid 90s with a few upper 90s possible inland. Coastal highs will be around 90 degrees, possibly cooler if showers occur in the afternoon. Rain coverage will be low (20%).

The extended outlook has temperatures slightly above average during the weekend, though abundant sunshine can make it hotter. The weekend looks dry as well (Saturday rain coverage only around 20%). Rain coverage will likely jump up to near 40-50% by next week as a new system helps to draw in moisture from the Gulf.