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Storm Team Wednesday morning forecast (03/01/2017)

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Posted at 4:55 AM, Mar 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-01 02:52:04-05

ATTENTION: DENSE FOG ADVISORY in effect for Dixie, Taylor, Lafayette, Madison, Brooks, Lanier, Lowndes counties. This goes until 10:00am ET.

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The unsettled pattern continues, with a larger possibility of seeing rainfall later this afternoon into tonight due to an approaching cold front. The front will arrive at our doorstep by late tonight into the early morning hours of Thursday. After the rain, cooler and drier air will move in and dominate for Friday and most of the weekend.

To start, morning temperatures for Wednesday are mild with numbers ranging in the lower to upper 60s. Clouds are dominant with a few areas of morning fog possible. As we advance into the afternoon, expect the clouds to still be around, mixed in with sunshine throughout the local area. This, along with warm winds from the Gulf of Mexico, will allow afternoon temperatures to rise to the lower to mid 80s.

Where clouds are more dominant, temperatures may be a tad bit cooler. In addition, coastal cities/towns will not be as hot with the cooling effects of the ocean breeze. Rain coverage will be around 20%.

Your Beach and Boating forecast information is below:

Tide Times are included, too:

Later into Wednesday evening and Thursday morning, expect more showers and storms to roll into the area as the cold front from the northwest arrives. Rain coverage overnight will be at 50%. Strong storms are looking less likely, though gusty winds are still possible. 

Here is the MARGINAL RISK outlook by the Severe Prediction Center. Georgia counties north of U.S. Highway 84 are included in the outlook. Again, strong gusty winds are possible. A weak tornado cannot be ruled out.

The rain should clear the area before sunrise on Thursday.

Thursday morning lows are forecast to be in the 60s, with afternoon highs likely differing significantly from western areas to eastern areas. If clouds stick around for longer on Thursday, many areas will be slow to warm up. More sun means warmer temperatures. For now, the forecast is for lower 70s for highs on Thursday with rain coverage dropping to 0% late Thursday morning.

Friday and Saturday will be near average for this time of year, with lows in the lower 40s (upper 30s on Saturday morning), with highs hovering around 70°.

Sunday will also be cool to start, with lows in the lower 40s. After that, however, a new warm-up will occur with highs climbing back to the mid 70s.

Monday and Tuesday lows are expected to be near or above 50° with highs approaching 80°.

You can catch my 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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