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Storm Team Tuesday morning forecast (05/23/2017)

SPC Outlook Day 2 (05/23/2017)
Forecast Map B (05/23/2017)
Tide Times (05/23/2017)
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Posted at 5:52 AM, May 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-23 04:53:57-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The southeastern U.S. is under a very moist and unstable set-up, and this pattern will continue for the region through Wednesday night. In this period, heavy rain is a possibility wide widespread showers and storms expected through midweek. In addition, strong to severe thunderstorms look possible.

Tuesday: A cold front and low pressure continue to stay situated to our north and west. This will continue to promote more humid, warm, and unstable air to move into the Big Bend and South Georgia. The result is a large increase in the forecast coverage for showers and thunderstorms. In the afternoon (especially if we see an increase in sunshine), the instability is expected to increase, helping storms strengthen. With that in mind, there is a chance for severe storms.

The Storm Prediction Center outlooks South Georgia under a SLIGHT risk (meaning scattered thunderstorms that could be severe/intense) and North Florida under a MARGINAL risk (low-end threat that means an isolated storm or two can be severe). Rain coverage at it's peak will be round 70% today, with lows in the lower 70s and highs struggling to reach 80°.

Your Beach and Boating forecast, as well as your Tide Times, are available below:

Wednesday: Another reinforcing cold front will move in just behind the heels of the first front. This second front will have many similar features to the first, with a possible larger amount of wind shear to work with. This will allow for another threat for severe storms across the Big Bend and South Georgia. Overall rain coverage is expected to be high, near 80% or higher. Expect morning lows to be in the lower 70s with highs near 80°.

Thursday: The cold front is expected to push east of our region, meaning clearer skies are expected after a cloudy morning. Lows are forecast to be in the 60s with highs in the lower 80s.

Friday and Saturday: Cooler and drier air will allow for a brief chill in the mornings with lows on Friday in the 50s and Saturday in the lower to mid 60s. Expect highs to jump back to the upper 80s to lower 90s. Skies are forecast to be mostly clear.

Sunday and Monday: The end of the Memorial Day weekend will be hot, with humidity slowly working it's way back into the picture. Expect lows near 70° and highs in the lower 90s. Storms look possible, but at this time, coverage looks to be around 20% or less (widely isolated).

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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