ATTENTION: TORNADO WATCHIN EFFECT UNTIL 3:00pm ET for counties in red. All of Big Bend counties included, as well as South Georgia counties along U.S. Hwy 84.
In addition, a Coastal Flood Advisory is in effect for coastal Wakulla, Jefferson, and Taylor counties. A Coastal Flood Warning is in effect for coastal Dixie county and points south. Lasts until 5:00pm ET.
MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Wednesday is the final day of an active pattern with another round of rainfall expected to increase through the late morning and afternoon. Thursday will feature some clearing, which will allow for brief AM cooling before we heat up in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Isolated storms may be possible to start next week.
Wednesday: Get ready for widespread cloud cover, with more showers and storms expected to move through the local area in the later morning and early afternoon. These storms will have the threats of heavy rain, gusty winds, and a low potential of producing an isolated tornado.
With that in mind, the Storm Prediction Center has the eastern 2/3 of the viewing area under the Standard SLIGHT (yellow) risk for severe storms. This means scattered severe storms are possible. The main threat includes strong, damaging gusts with an isolated tornado possible. Expect highs to struggle to reach 80 again.
Beach and Boating forecast information is below, as well as a look at your Tide Times. In addition, remember that coastal flood advisories and warnings are active (see top of article).
Thursday: A cold front will finally push east of the area late Wednesday into early Thursday, ushering in a cooler and drier air mass. This will promote sunny skies for the afternoon, with highs in the lower 80s. Morning lows will likely be in the lower 60s.
Friday: Drier air sticks around, allowing plentiful sunshine through the day. Expect chilly morning lows with numbers in the mid to upper 50s. Highs will likely reach the upper 80s.
Saturday: More warmth filter back in for the start of the holiday weekend. Expect lows in the 60s and highs likely jumping into the lower 90s. Skies are expected to be partly cloudy.
Sunday into Tuesday: The rest of the Memorial Day weekend into Tuesday will be even warmer (feeling like Summer), with lows in the lower 70s and highs in the lower 90s. The afternoons will be hot and humid, with isolated storms possible each day (20% coverage).
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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