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Thursday morning First Alert forecast (11/01/2018)

Posted at 4:00 AM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 02:42:03-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Stormy weather returns for Thursday into Friday, but cooler and drier air will move in after that for the weekend ahead. 

Thursday: The morning starts quiet, with temperatures in the 60s across the Big Bend and South Georgia. It'll feel more humid through the day as southerly winds bring in more moisture from the Gulf of Mexico ahead of a cold front. Cloud cover will also increase. Morning rain chances will be low (10-20%). 

As the day progresses into the afternoon, skies are forecast to be mostly cloudy. Winds will be gusty, up to 20 mph inland and 30 mph + along the coast. Expect highs to reach around 80 degrees with late afternoon rain chances really increasing from the west as an expected squall line approaches. The line may bring severe storms with it, with a Standard (Slight) risk of severe weather in place along a line from Tallahassee and Albany west. A lower Marginal risk is in place east of that line.

Thursday Marine forecast information is below:

Friday: Another round of showers and storms is expected on Friday as another surge of energy enhances rain activity ahead of the cold front. Rain coverage is forecast to be around 80%. A Marginal risk of severe weather is in place for eastern the eastern half of local counties across the Big Bend and South Georgia on Friday. Expect lows in the mid to upper 60s with highs only in the lower 70s. Skies should clear later in the day as cooler and drier air behind the front surges in.

Saturday and Sunday: Cooler and drier air will keep the skies and sunny and the feeling pleasant in the afternoons this weekend. Expect morning lows in the mid to upper 40s on Saturday and lower to mid 50s on Sunday with highs in the lower to mid 70s on both Saturday and Sunday.

Monday through Wednesday next week: There are still notable differences with models picturing the weather pattern next week. The potential of stormy weather is possible, but timing of when the rain arrives is in question. For now, there is a possibility of rain Monday through Wednesday, with highs forecast to be in the 70s to near 80 degrees.

You can catch the forecast on ABC 27 News starting at 5:00 each weekday morning, as well as ABC 27 News at Noon. First Alert Chief Meteorologist Casanova Nurse has your forecast at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, and 11:00 this evening.

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