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Storm Team Wednesday morning forecast (08/02/2017)

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Aug 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-02 07:11:27-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- A tropical mass of moisture associated with a stationary front in the Gulf of Mexico will move in our direction. This surge of moisture and instability will re-introduce higher rain chances starting Wednesday and peaking for Thursday and Friday.

Wednesday: More moisture is expected to roll into the Big Bend and South Georgia today and we saw that early this morning with more clouds and lows in the 70s. Highs today are forecast to be in the mid to upper 80s with a few spots in the lower 90s. Rain coverage will be scattered (40%) through the afternoon.

Beach and Boating forecast information and your Wednesday Tide Times are below:

Thursday and Friday: More rain is expected and one or both of these days may feature local wash-out conditions with higher rain chances for all of the Big Bend and South Georgia. This is due to the movement of low pressure and the slow front in the Gulf of Mexico. They are forecast to drift north of our local area, pulling in more moisture.

Expect lows in the mid 70s and highs in the lower to mid 80s. With ample amounts of cloud cover, highs are not expected to reach normal levels (lower 90s). Rain coverage is expected to be at least 60% (and this will likely rise). Severe threats look minimal at this point, though the main concern will be for some areas to see localized flooding.

Saturday through Tuesday: As this area of disturbed weather moves north and east away from the region, rain coverage will drop, but not entirely. We'll look at lows in the lower to mid 70s, highs in the lower 90s and rain coverage around 40%.

You can catch the forecast on WTXL Sunrise starting at 5:00, as well as WTXL Midday at Noon. Meteorologist Jennifer Meyers 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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