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Storm Team Wednesday morning forecast (2/20/2013)

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Posted at 7:28 AM, Feb 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-02-20 07:28:00-05

We’re starting on the cool side of the pillow as yesterday’s cold front moves well east of here. Temperatures through mid morning will be in the 30s and 40s with plenty of sun. Highs this afternoon, with a nose of high pressure around, will climb into the middle 60s. There may be a few pockets of clouds streaming eastbound filtering out some sun but there’s no rain in them. The rain stays west until Friday, meanwhile highs will climb back into the 70s tomorrow. Starting Friday, a series of disturbances will move in and out of the area putting down 2-7” of rain through Monday. The higher totals will be closer to the tri-state area, a place that does not need it. The Apalachicola, Chipola, Flint, Choctawatchee and Withlachoochee rivers are already running high; their levels will be watched closely in the coming days. If you live near any of them, start taking or at least start thinking about your flood preps now. Rain amounts will be lesser the more South and East you go, lessening the flood threat. The silver lining in the forecast comes for warm weather lovers; it’ll be well into the 70s starting tomorrow with lows in the 50s and 60s. The rainy pattern looks to break my Tuesday of next week.

Be safe and have a great Wednesday!

-Meteorologist Sean Parker