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Storm Team Thursday morning forecast (05/18/2017)

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Posted at 5:55 AM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 03:44:29-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- More moisture is working it's way back into the local area as high pressure slowly weakens and pushes east. This will continue into the weekend, allowing a cold front to sharply increase rain coverage by Sunday/Monday.

Thursday: High pressure being east of us is allowing more of a southeast wind to occur locally. This will increase the low level moisture content in the air. More humid and muggy conditions will continue with morning lows in the lower 70s and highs still likely reaching near or just above 90°.

Coastal temperatures will likely stay in the 80s. With added moisture, a few clouds can develop brief showers/storms (coverage is minimal, at 20% or less).

Your Beach and Boating forecast, along with a look at your Thursday Tide Times can be found below:

Friday: More warmth and lingering humidity will help keep mornings near 70° with partly cloudy skies. Afternoon temperatures may reach the lower 90s, though more clouds will continue to develop. A stray shower or storm is possible (coverage less than 20%).

Saturday: As a cold front continues to push closer to the local area, expect even more clouds with a higher coverage of rain. Expect morning lows in the lower 70s with highs near 90° inland and cooler conditions near the coast. Isolated storms are possible, with coverage at around 30%.

Sunday: A lot more moisture is expected to move into our region as a cold front arrives. Energy from the cold front will help to produce scattered to numerous showers and storms across the Big Bend and South Georgia. Forecast lows are above 70° with highs in the mid to upper 80s across the board. Rain coverage looks to be at least 50%. Heavy downpours are possible with storms that form.

Monday: More of the same from Sunday is expected with lows in the 70s, highs in the mid 80s and higher than normal rain coverage (60% or higher). Heavy downpours are very possible with these storms.

Tuesday into Wednesday: A new wave of moisture and energy may support more showers and storms with 30-40% coverage expected and highs staying in the 80s.

You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

Plus, you can get the Storm Team Forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW. 

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