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Wednesday morning First Alert forecast (08/01/2018)

Weekend forecast (08/01/2018)
Tide Times (08/01/2018)
Beach forecast (08/01/2018)
Marine forecast (08/01/2018)
Flash Flood Watch (08/01/2018)
Forecast Map B (08/01/2018)
Wednesday Day Planner (08/01/2018)
Forecast Map A (08/01/2018)
Posted at 4:42 AM, Aug 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-01 01:55:45-04

MIDWAY, Fl. (WTXL) -- The widespread rain threat continues for today and will start to fall off after Friday. Until the end of the work week, accumulating rain has a higher probability of contributing to flooding concerns. The weekend will bring more sun and heat back into the picture.

Wednesday and Thursday: A plume of tropical moisture in the Gulf of Mexico is being forced into the Big Bend and South Georgia region. This heavy amount of moisture has contributed to morning showers and storms and this threat will continue through the afternoon. Morning temperatures have started off in the 70s and they'll likely stay in the 70s throughout the mornings. Expect highs to be in the lower to mid 80s.

The afternoons will bring few peaks of sun, with mostly cloudy skies continuing. Rain coverage is forecast to also stay quite high for Wednesday and Thursday (70-80% coverage), with locally heavy rainfall possible. Western counties in particular may encounter several inches of rain today through tomorrow. Because of this, a FLASH FLOOD WATCH remains in effect through tomorrow evening. Three to five inches of rain remain very possible, with locally higher amounts possible as well.

Wednesday Marine/Beach forecast information and your Wednesday Tide Times are below:

Friday into the weekend: While Friday may bring scattered showers and thunderstorms still, the rain coverage will drop due to drier air and get even lower for the weekend. This, along with more expected sunshine, will bring warmer temperatures back.

For Friday, expect 60% rain coverage with lows in the lower to mid 70s and highs in the upper 80s.

For the weekend, expect 30-40% rain coverage with lows in the lower to mid 70s and highs in the lower to mid 90s.

Early next week: The drier and hotter pattern will continue, with only isolated showers and storms looking possible. The forecast calls for lows in the lower to mid 70s, highs in the lower to mid 90s, with rain coverage only at 30%.

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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