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Wednesday morning First Alert forecast (10/24/2018)

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Posted at 4:00 AM, Oct 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 03:06:54-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- We're still on track to have swings of different weather now through the weekend. First, Wednesday will be clearer, followed by a wet and cloudy Thursday and Friday. After that, the weekend will have more sunshine and drier air.

Wednesday: A weak cold front will push in from the northwest, helping to dry the lower levels of the atmosphere. This will help negate rain chances for today. The morning will start off cool, with lows near 60 degrees along the coast and 50s inland. Expect a mainly sunny day with highs in the mid 70s to near 80 degrees.

Wednesday Marine forecast information is below:

Thursday and Friday: The western edge of the stalled frontal boundary over the Gulf of Mexico will mark a region where low pressure is expected to develop. The developing area of low pressure will push eastward, toward the Big Bend and South Georgia, helping to drastically increase rain potential for Thursday into early Friday.

For now, the forecast has low pressure pushing south of the local area, lowering the potential for warmer and more unstable air to push in. This will likely keep the pattern in a rainy, but likely not a stormy set-up. Expect lows near 60 degrees for both days with highs in the mid 60s to mid 70s. Rain coverage will be high, at around 80%. Even with the lack of considerable instability, heavy rain is possible. Some spots could pick up to 1-2 inches of rain or more. If the area of low pressure pushes further north than expected, the chance for thunderstorms in our area will increase. On Friday, there is a MARGINAL risk of severe storms for the Suwannee Valley and NE Florida.

Saturday and Sunday: After the low pressure system pushes east away from us, cooler and drier air will again move into the local area. Saturday may bring a reinforcing front that can force an isolated shower with rain coverage at around 10%. Otherwise, expect dry conditions. Forecast lows on Saturday are in the lower 50s with highs expected to be near 70 degrees. Forecast lows on Sunday are in the upper 40s with highs expected to be in the lower to mid 70s.

Early next week: The cool trend will continue through Monday and Tuesday with lows likely in the upper 40s to lower 50s and highs likely in the lower 70s.

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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