MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- High pressure is building in the Gulf of Mexico, keeping our region quiet, but also warm for a day or so. Soon, a cold front will brush our area, helping to influence a few showers and storms developing in the local area. After that front, above average heat only intensifies into the weekend, with another round of storms possible by late this weekend / early next week.
Wednesday: For today, high pressure in the Gulf of Mexico will help drive in warm and humid air from the ocean. This will help warm up the local area in both the mornings and afternoons. Highs are forecast to reach the middle 80s after morning lows start off in the middle to upper 50s. Skies are expected to be partly cloudy throughout the day.
Beach and Boating forecast information is below. NOTE: A small craft advisory is in effect for western waters (Apalachicola and points west).
Thursday: More warmth will surge in from the Gulf, as a cold front approaches from the west. Morning lows are forecast to be in the 60s, with clouds passing by. Afternoon highs may still reach the middle 80s, with more clouds expected to develop. Storms may move in, as well, though the coverage will not be widespread as the majority of the rain is expected to be north of the local area.
Friday: More heat for us on Friday as winds stay out of the south, keeping the warmth and humidity on the rise. Expect morning lows in the upper 60s, highs near 90°, and partly cloudy skies.
Saturday and Sunday: Rain activity is expected to be minimal as high pressure stays in control again. Morning lows are forecast to be very mild, with numbers in the mid to upper 60s. It gets hot in the afternoons, with forecast temperatures in the lower 90s! Storms may roll in with the sea breeze on Sunday, though the coverage is expected to be around 20%.
Monday: Another front may roll in from the west and this one may bring more widespread showers and storms. As of now, intensity of the storms brought with that system are still in question (this is nearly five days away). Still rain coverage is expected to be around 50% with lows near 70° and highs in the middle 80s.
Tuesday: Cooler and drier air may move in for the morning, with lows near 60°, but highs may still reach the 80s.
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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