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Thursday morning First Alert forecast (12/07/2017)

Tide Times (12/07/2017)
Beach and Boating forecast B (12/07/2017)
Beach and Boating forecast A (12/07/2017)
Rain chances (12/07/2017)
The Next 27 (12/07/2017)
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Posted at 4:30 AM, Dec 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-07 04:20:06-05

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Cold, cloudy, windy, and rainy conditions will persist for Thursday and Friday before our first likely widespread freeze of the season this weekend.

Thursday and Friday: The forecasts for both days are quite similar. Until a reinforcing Arctic front moves south of us, we will be in a cold and rainy pattern for both Thursday and Friday. With cold air already in place, and cloud cover blocking out the sun, daytime temperatures will BARELY rise with forecast highs for Thursday in the upper 40s to lower 50s and forecast highs on Friday expected to stay in the 40s. Morning temps will also start in the 40s, meaning little to no change is expected both days.

Rain will be persistent and widespread at times, though most of the rain will be light to moderate. Factor in breezy winds with cold rain and you have an uncomfortable pattern set up for the end of the work week.

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

Saturday: Overcast skies may continue for the first half of Saturday with rain still possible early on. Rain coverage is forecast to be around 50%, with lows possibly dropping to the 30s. The reinforcing front should move through the area on Saturday, helping to clear the skies. Highs are forecast to rise to the 50s as sunshine is expected to return, helping to warm us on only slightly.

Sunday: A cold and sunny day is anticipated with lows near freezing and highs in the lower 50s.

Monday: Below freezing temperatures are looking likely on Monday morning, with forecast highs in the lower 60s.

Tuesday: Brief warming is forecast for Tuesday as another front (this time, weak) approaches. Expect a chilly morning with lows in the lower 40s and highs nearing 60° for the afternoon.

Wednesday: Another big cool-down is forecast for Wednesday with lows in the 30s and highs in the 50s. 

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday 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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