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Forecast: Wind shift means more inland storms

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A slight wind shift to S-SW winds will change where and when storms will appear today.  That wind direction means we will see a few storms pop up along the coast by midday then they will drift inland through the afternoon hours.  This type of flow also means one or two showers are possible at the coast each morning.  This pattern will hold through Saturday.  Sunday brings the return of ESE winds and the typical afternoon storms that drift back to the coast late each day.


Tropical Storm Chantal fell apart yesterday and is now just a tropical wave drifting across Cuba and Bahamas. The NHC has a 20% chance that the system should reform as it drifts NW today, but unfavorable conditions appear to remain likely in the vicinity of the system.  While it is unlikely that it will redevelop, it will add a few showers to the Florida peninsula Friday and Saturday.  That extra moisture will mainly be along the central and eastern parts of the state.  


Thursday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 89. Heat index values as high as 97. Light and variable wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 40%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.

Friday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Light and variable wind becoming west 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Friday Night Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Saturday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Calm wind becoming west southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 76. West northwest wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.

Sunday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Light and variable wind becoming north northeast around 6 mph in the morning.

Sunday Night:  A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Monday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Monday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74.

Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 90.

Tuesday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75.

Wednesday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 89.

Meteorologist Bobby Deskins

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