MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Hurricane Irma churns on in the Caribbean as a powerful hurricane. Our local forecast has some cooler and drier air that will stick around for some time.
Thursday: Lingering cloud cover left behind due to a cold front will diminish as we move through the morning. Lows are in the upper 60s to lower 70s across the Big Bend and South Georgia. Expect highs to climb to the mid 80s today with mainly sunny skies and rain not expected. With lower dew points, the conditions won't feel so muggy and uncomfortable when you walk out the door today.
Beach and Boating forecast information and your Thursday Tide Times are below:
Friday and Saturday: More of the same dry and comfortable pattern is anticipated, with morning lows expected to be in the lower to mid 60s and highs expected to climb to the mid and upper 80s. Dew points and humidity will still be low, allowing for pleasant conditions to continue. Rain is not expected.
Sunday: As winds start to pick up due to the approach of Hurricane Irma, temperatures may not start as low as previous days. Still, lows in the upper 60s are anticipated with highs in the mid 80s. Winds from the east may help to fling a few showers into our area (20% coverage).
Monday into Tuesday: Note that this part of the forecast still contains a good deal of question marks due to uncertainty in Irma's projected path. The storm does not look like it will have a DIRECT impact on our area, but you are urged to prepare for some impacts in case the system jogs further west than anticipated. At this point in time, the forecast calls for lows in the upper 60s, highs in the lower 80s, and rain coverage scattered in nature (40%). If you live further east, the rain chances and winds will likely be higher. PAY ATTENTION to the latest updates and advisories on Hurricane Irma so you can be prepared...
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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