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Posted at 5:30 AM, Jan 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-12 01:56:34-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The clear and quiet pattern continues yet again, with high pressure to our east staying nearby, keeping the atmosphere relatively stable.

A region of dry air associated with high pressure aloft will support the quiet pattern. With abundant sunshine and warmer winds from the south/southeast, expect the afternoon to be warm again with highs forecast to range in the lower to mid 70s, with isolated spots in the upper 70s.

Aside from a few clouds, skies are expected to remain clear throughout the day. Lows tonight into Friday morning will be mild again, with numbers hovering around 50 degrees. That is above average.

And just in case you don't know what is deemed average for this time of year, here you go:

The relatively dry and warm pattern will continue through the weekend as high pressure at the surface and aloft keep a frontal system well to our north and northwest. The rain potential will stay focused along the frontal boundary, and we'll stay quiet today through the weekend. The rain potential will grow over the weekend, but any potential will be MINIMAL, unless the forecast changes. Rain coverage from Sunday through Tuesday is less than 20% due to the persistence of high pressure nearby.

Once the high starts to weaken, clouds and rain will increase ahead of an approaching front, but this change will likely not occur until the middle of next week. So until then, expect highs to range in the mid to upper 70s (with lower 80s possible) from Friday through Wednesday next week. Lows will be in the 50s through this period.

You can catch my forecast on 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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