MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A cold front will approach our area on Thursday, though it is not expected to pass the region. This will mean that after the rain threat is over, temperatures will still be warm. This will set the stage for even hotter air to move in for the weekend.
Thursday: As mentioned, a cold front and an upper level disturbance are carrying showers and storms east, toward Florida and Georgia. Cloud cover and warm south winds ahead of the front are keeping temperatures very mild, with numbers near 70°. Clouds will stay prominent through the morning and afternoon, though forecast highs may still reach the lower to mid 80s. The main line carrying rainfall will arrive in the Tri-State by the early to mid-afternoon. Storm coverage is virtually at zero for the Suwannee Valley, 20% for the Western Big Bend and South-Central Georgia, and 40% for Southwest Georgia.
Beach and Boating forecast information, including Tide Times, can be found below:
In particular, while it is low, there is a threat for the storms in Southwest Georgia to bring severe gusts (winds above 58 mph). The impacts with the rain should be minimal, but be aware there may be periods of strong gusty winds.
Friday: The cold front will not push southeast of our area, and we'll stay warm and somewhat humid with south winds staying with us. This will keep morning lows warm, with numbers in the mid to upper 60s. In addition, afternoon highs are forecast to reach the mid and upper 80s (some places reaching 90°). Skies are forecast to remain partly cloudy.
Saturday and Sunday: In between Thursday's front and the next (expected to approach by Monday), we'll be in a hot and humid pattern with partly cloudy skies. For both days, morning lows are forecast to be in the mid to upper 60s with highs in the lower 90s! On Sunday, a stray shower or storm is possible.
Monday: A cold front will bring a good coverage of thunderstorms to the local area (50%) with lows near 70° and highs in the lower to mid 80s.
Tuesday and Wednesday: As the front exits, a slightly cooler air mass may build in, with lows near 60° and highs in the lower 80s. The next dose of rain may arrive on 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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