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Tuesday morning First Alert forecast (10/23/2018)

Posted at 4:00 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-23 03:05:36-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- As the moisture in the mid to upper levels of the sky increases, cloud cover will increase as well for the days ahead. Thursday and Friday will show a greater increase in rain potential. Temperatures look to stay cool, though not as chilly as previous mornings.

Tuesday: The weak, stalled front over the Gulf of Mexico may allow for isolated showers today. Instability is expected to remain quite low, so thunder is not anticipated. Expect mostly cloudy skies with rain coverage around 20%. Lows are forecast to be in the upper 50s to lower 60s with highs in the mid 70s.

Tuesday Marine forecast information is below:

Wednesday: A weak cold front north of us will drive through the region on Wednesday, helping to lower the already low rain coverage around 10% or less. Expect a mix of sun and clouds with lows in the 50s and highs in the 70s mid to upper 70s.

Thursday and Friday: Along the stalled frontal boundary in the Gulf, low pressure is expected to develop and pull in more moisture from the Pacific. This low will push west/northwest toward our region and with it, a new cold front. This time around, the front will pack much more than an isolated threat for showers with widespread rain looking likely. Expect coverage to be around 60% or more on Thursday and Friday, clearing out later Friday afternoon or evening. Expect lows in the lower 60s with highs in the lower to mid 70s. Depending on how far north the low pressure system travels, it can bring more warmth and instability to the area and increase the chance of storms. For now, however, the environment doesn't look too supportive for numerous thunderstorms.

Saturday and Sunday: Cooler and drier air returns. Expect lows near 50 degrees and highs in the lower to mid 70s. More sunshine will also return for the weekend ahead.

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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