MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A somewhat active pattern is setting up for Thursday with widespread showers likely. Severe storms are also a threat. After Thursday, cooler and drier air will make the weekend feel nice. A general warming trend is expected afterward.
Thursday: A complex storm system is over the southeast with a cold front and a leading line of disturbed weather. Both the leading line and the cold front will bring rain and storms to areas of the Big Bend and South Georgia. Rain coverage is on the higher end for Thursday, at around 80%. Lows will be in the 70s with highs struggling to reach 80° today.
The morning is expected to bring the first round of storms, with the afternoon cold front being the second round.
Severe storms are possible in the morning and afternoon. The threat at this time is highlighted under a MARGINAL outlook by the Storm Prediction Center (SPC). This means that only isolated storms are expected to have the potential to produce strong gusty winds of 58 mph or more. In addition, isolated tornadoes are possible (especially closer to the Gulf coast).
If thunderstorms become severe, be sure to check Channel 27.3 Weather NOW for the latest coverage on those storms.
Your Beach and Boating forecast is below:
NOTE: A GALE WARNING is in effect for coastal and offshore waters of the Big Bend from the Suwannee River west.
Friday: The cold front will be east of us, but an upper level low may bring more clouds and lingering showers through the day (rain coverage is minimal at 20%). Cooler winds will keep morning lows in the 50s and depending on the cloud cover, highs may struggle to reach the mid 70s.
Saturday and Sunday: A cool air mass and high pressure will build into our area. This will keep morning lows in the upper 40s to lower 50s for both days. Afternoon highs on Saturday are forecast to be in the mid to upper 70s with Sunday in the lower 80s. Skies are expected to be mainly sunny through this period.
Monday through Wednesday: A slow and steady warming trend is expected to occur, with lows starting in the lower 50s climbing to the upper 50s. Highs are forecast to be in the mid to upper 80s (with cooler numbers on Monday and warmer numbers toward Wednesday).
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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