Forecast: Scattered Showers; Isolated Storms by Daybreak

10:43 PM, Nov 5, 2012   |    comments
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     Scattered showers will be possible overnight starting as early as 4am.  Low temperatures will range between the mid 50's for northern and interior zones, and low to mid 60's for coastal and southern zones.  

   Keep your umbrella handy on election day Tuesday as an area of low pressure and an associated cold front will increase our rain chances to 70% beginning around sunrise.  Isolated storms are possible along with gusty winds.  Rainfall amounts will generally range from 1/4" to 1/2" as a broken line of showers and storms moves through mainly between the hours of 7am and 12pm for the Bay area.  Rain will linger into the early afternoon for Sarasota, Manatee, Hardee, Desoto and Highlands Counties.

    A much cooler & drier airmass will work its way into the region for Tuesday night with lows dropping into the 40's for northern zones and to the mid 50's for the south.

Overnight Isolated showers and storms, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 61. Patchy fog possible where skies remain cloud-free. North northwest wind 8 mph decreasing to 2 mph.  New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Tuesday A chance of showers and thunderstorms before 7am along the Nature Coast, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm between 7am and 1pm for the Bay Area, then a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm. High near 74. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph, with higher gusts. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Wednesday Mostly sunny, with a high near 70. Northwest wind 9 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Thursday Sunny, with a high near 71. North wind around 7 mph.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 76. East northeast wind around 7 mph.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Veterans Day Mostly sunny, with a high near 81.