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Storm Team Wednesday morning forecast (03/15/2017)

Forecast Map B (03/15/2017)
Tide Times (03/15/2017)
Beach and Boating Forecast B (03/15/2017)
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Hard Freeze Warning (03/15/2017)
Freeze Warning (03/15/2017)
Posted at 4:02 AM, Mar 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-15 03:50:12-04

FREEZE WARNING AND HARD FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FOR WEDNESDAY NIGHT INTO THURSDAY MORNING. 

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- High pressure from the Arctic is in control today. This system is cold enough to force a later Winter Freeze Warning (counties east of I-75 are under Hard Freeze Warnings). Cold winds will stay with the region through Thursday, with a warmer and seasonal trend returning for Friday and beyond.

Cold air continues to filter into the local area today. With breezy winds, it will feel even colder than the actual temperature. We're starting off with near 40° or higher. Afternoon highs are not forecast to be warm again, with numbers expected to be in the mid to upper 50s, well below the seasonal average. Skies are expected to be mainly clear today.

The Beach and Boating forecast will be chilly and windy. Take a look:

Tides for Wednesday are below:

Wednesday night into Thursday, the freezes are expected as winds are forecast to calm significantly. This is due to high pressure centering itself directly over our area. Counties west of I-75 are expected to see mid to upper 30s for several hours. If east of I-75, temperatures may be even colder, with an expected Hard Freeze for that region. Thursday afternoon will be cool and sunny, with highs forecast to be at or above 60°.

Friday will begin a warm-up, though the morning start may feature a freeze, or near-freeze. Morning lows are forecast to be in the 30s, with highs soaring to 70°. Aside from a few clouds, the skies should stay clear.

Saturday and Sunday, lows will be in the 40s with highs forecast to be in the lower 70s. This warm-up will occur as the Arctic high pressure system starts to break down and push east, forcing warmer winds to return. A weak front may bring a few showers on Sunday, though confidence in this is low at this time. Coverage is only at less than 20% for Sunday.

Mid to upper 70s look possible for Monday and Tuesday, just in time for the start of Spring.

You can catch my 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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