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Storm Team Wednesday evening forecast (07/02/2014)

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-02 12:28:51-04

MIDWAY, Fla. (WTXL) -- From the Storm Team Weather Center ...

Arthur has been gradually intensifying all day and may reach hurricane strength before the end of the day.  However, the storm will stay off the Florida east coast.  The outer fringe of the system may direct a few isolated to scattered showers and storms toward the I-75 corridor, but nothing of extreme significance is forecast for the region.  Winds will transition from northwest to west-southwest Thursday, and rain chances will be confined to about 30% of our eastern areas as Arthur spins away from the Florida/Georgia coastline.  Thin clouds may linger into late tonight as warm temperatures remain, with a balmy mid-70s low for most areas.  The heat cranks up again Thursday with partial cloudiness and a few scattered showers or storms.  Highs will reach the mid and upper 90s again, with feels-like temperatures around 100° to 108°.  A drier air source is set to arrive by Independence Day, reducing rain chances even further but also lowering moisture and humidity levels.