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Storm Team Tuesday morning forecast (03/21/2017)

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Posted at 5:00 AM, Mar 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-21 04:15:19-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- An approaching cold front from the north may increase showers and storms for the area on Wednesday, but before that, we'll stay unseasonably warm with temperatures nearly ten degrees above average.

Tuesday: Lows are mild for Tuesday, with morning temperatures only in the lower 50s, rather than lower 40s. The air mass overhead continues to moderate and warm up. This warming trend is reinforced for the afternoon with more of a westerly wind today. West/southwest winds will pull in enough warmth to allow temperatures to approach the lower to mid 80s across the board.

The coolest temperatures will likely be near the coast, with numbers at or just below 80°. Beach and Boating interests can find their forecast below, as well as Tuesday Tide Times:

Wednesday: Overnight, morning lows are forecast to fall to the upper 50s with more moisture and warmth limiting the cooling process. The approaching front from the north will increase rain coverage, though at this point, impacts look limited. Expect rain coverage to be at 20% overall, with higher coverage near I-75. Forecast highs are in the mid to possible upper 80s! 

Thursday and Friday: Lingering energy from the cold front's passage will help to spark cloud cover for Thursday and Friday. Morning lows will be warm, with numbers near 60°. Highs are forecast to be slightly cooler due to the passage of the front (expect numbers in the mid to upper 70s). Rain coverage will be around 20% or less. 

Saturday and Sunday: A stronger disturbance will carry a cold front into the local area late Saturday and Sunday. Compared to yesterday, models are not giving it as much strength for this morning's runs. Nonetheless, with sufficient energy and heating, 30% coverage showers and storms still looks possible at this time. Highs will be in the upper 70s for this period.

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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