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Wednesday morning First Alert forecast (08/23/2017)

Forecast Map B (08/23/2017)
Tide Times (08/23/2017)
Beach and Boating forecast B (08/23/2017)
Beach and Boating forecast A (08/23/2017)
Rain chances (08/23/2017)
Forecast Heat Index (08/23/2017)
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Posted at 4:30 AM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 02:14:35-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- Midweek and beyond will feature a stagnant Summer-like pattern with high heat and humidity. By the end of the work week, more rain is expected due to an approaching front.

Wednesday: Plenty of heat is in store today. After morning lows start off in the lower to middle 70s, with a quick warm-up after sunrise. Daytime highs are forecast to climb to the lower to mid 90s.

With high humidity, it may feel like the the upper 90s to even 100° in some spots.

High pressure will be steering winds out of the west, and this wind being further from a heavy moisture source will limit rain chances somewhat. The sea breeze may still help spark isolated showers and storms (30% coverage).

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

Thursday and Friday: A cold front from the northwest will approach the southeast, helping to increase the potential for rain for the end of the week. Rain is not expected to widespread, though, even though rain chances are going to increase. Expect morning lows in the mid 70s, highs in the lower to mid 90s, heat indices approaching 100°, and scattered showers and storms each afternoon (40% coverage).

Saturday: The cold front is expected to stall, pulling in more moisture from the Gulf of Mexico. In addition, a tropical wave associated with "Invest 92L" may bring even more moisture to the mix. This will mean that Saturday will likely be the wettest day of the week. Expect lows in the mid 70s, highs in the lower 90s, with rain coverage at 50% and higher.

Sunday through Tuesday: As the tropical wave moves east of Florida, there is a chance that it will organize into a tropical depression. If this occurs, it will likely pull any moisture away from us. In addition, the stalled front will no longer be directly overhead, providing a few days of drier air! Forecast lows are in the lower 70s, with highs in the mid to upper 80s. A few showers are possible, with rain coverage each day at around 20-30%.

By the middle of next week, whatever happens with what will likely be Tropical Storm Harvey in Texas will either help increase or decrease our rain chances. We'll keep a close eye on the system.

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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