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Tuesday evening First To Know forecast (06/04/2024)

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Posted at 4:12 PM, May 28, 2024

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Trends favor patchy to widely spaced areas of showers and isolated thunderstorms through the early evening hours, mainly in the Suwannee and Alapaha river regions of our eastern counties and near the tri-state area and Interstate 10. A separate zone of showers and storms can rumble west to east across interior southern Georgia communities around US 82. Overnight, there will be some areas of clouds amid a general clearing trend.

Forecast temps this evening depend on where rain is falling: Areas with no rain will hold on to the 90s for a bit longer, while soaked neighborhoods will have faster cooling. Nonetheless, expect 70s for the late-night time frame and lows near 70° by dawn Wednesday.

The rain pattern Wednesday afternoon will rely on the daytime heating and wind behaviors, which lead to another scattering of showers and storms reaching roughly 30% of the region. Highs will go back into the low to mid 90s, warmest in areas that avoid rain.

A cold front arrives in southern Georgia Thursday. More clouds and an uptick in scattered rain and thunder are expected, with the activity shifting south of the state line by early Friday. Organized severe storms are not a huge concern, but damp and locally stormy conditions can develop in the strongest of the activity. The weekend is drier but still hot in the afternoons (middle 90s). Morning lows will slide into the upper 60s.

A plume of tropical moisture next week seems poised to provide rain for the Florida peninsula. Our own rain action can increase by the next cold front coming in from the northwest.

--Casanova Nurse, Chief Meteorologist