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Thursday morning First Alert forecast (08/31/2017)

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Posted at 3:02 AM, Aug 31, 2017
and last updated 2019-05-22 18:05:58-04

MIDWAY, FL (WTXL) -- As Tropical Depression Harvey moves northeast deeper into the Appalachians, we will see an increased pull of moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. This will increase rain coverage through the early part of the weekend.

Thursday: Morning temperatures are warm to start (lower to mid 70s) with muggy conditions across the board. Afternoon highs are expected to be at or just below the seasonable average of 91° or so. Some areas will see increased cloud cover and rain, keeping temperatures below 90°.

As Harvey continues it's track toward the Tennessee Valley, moisture pulled by it from the Gulf will increase our rain coverage to around 50% or more. Highest coverage will be for western counties, with more of a scattered coverage for eastern areas.

When you're not seeing rainfall, the heat index may reach the mid to upper 90s.

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

Friday and Saturday: More rain is expected as Harvey carries moisture with it as it travels northeast and gets absorbed by a large trough in the northeast. Expect temperatures in the mid 70s for lows, upper 80s for highs, and rain coverage at 60% each day.

Sunday into Monday: For the latter half of the Labor Day weekend, drier air will limit rain potential. Expect lows in the lower 70s, highs in the lower 90s, with isolated showers possible (30% or less).

Tuesday into Wednesday: All signs point toward a rather strong front moving closer to the southeast by midweek next week. It remains unclear as to how far this front will travel, but it looks to increase rain potential. Forecast lows are in the lower to mid 70s, with highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s, and rain coverage scattered to numerous (40-50%). Rain coverage may jump if models continue to trend toward a wet pattern.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each morning, as well as ABC 27 News 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 First Alert forecast every 10 minutes on Channel 27.3 Weather NOW.

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