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Forecast: Patchy AM Fog; Warm & Breezy Wednesday Afternoon

10:11 PM, Jan 29, 2013   |    comments
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Temperatures will be about 10 to 15 degrees above average for your Wednesday morning with lows ranging from the upper 60's at the coast to the upper 50's on the Nature Coast.  Skies will be partly cloudy with areas of patchy fog through 9 AM

Wednesday will be our last day of spring-like weather before a cold front moves through early Thursday morning.  High temps on Wednesday will range from the upper 70's at the coast to mid 80's inland.  The cold front will be approaching the Nature Coast Wednesday evening; and will move through our southern zones overnight into early Thursday morning.  Winds will start picking up Wednesday afternoon, gusting up to 23 miles per hour.  Skies will be mostly sunny, with increasing clouds after 8 PM.  The front will bring a 50% chance of rain to the area, with a slight chance of thunderstorms.

High pressure will quickly build in behind the front, ushering in much cooler and drier air.  High temps on Thursday will only be in the upper 60's with lows dropping into the 40's by nighttime.  Near freezing temperatures will be possible for interior sections of the Nature Coast by Friday morning. The weekend will be mostly sunny and dry, with gradually warming temperatures.

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Tonight Patchy fog after midnight. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 65. Southeast wind 6 to 10 mph.

Wednesday Patchy fog before 8am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81. South southeast wind 8 to 16 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.

Wednesday Night  A chance of showers and thunderstorms between 8pm and 2am, then a chance of showers after 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 60. South southwest wind 9 to 13 mph becoming west northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

Thursday A 50 percent chance of showers before 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. North northwest wind 11 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 22 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 43. North northeast wind around 11 mph.

Friday Sunny, with a high near 69. Northeast wind around 10 mph.

Friday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 48. East northeast wind around 8 mph.

Saturday Sunny, with a high near 70. East northeast wind around 8 mph.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 50.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 72.

Sunday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 51.

Monday Sunny, with a high near 74.