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Warm Temps; Isolated Showers For Wednesday

12:50 AM, Feb 6, 2013   |    comments
Large swaths of seaweed washes ashore on St. Pete Beach.
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    A ridge of high pressure stretching from the western Atlantic across west central Florida to the Gulf of Mexico will continue to provide above normal temperatures on Wednesday and Thursday.  Temperatures on both days will range from the mid 70's at the coast to the mid 80's inland.  Increasing moisture across north Florida will result in a slight chance of showers mainly for the Nature Coast on Wednesday.  Otherwise we will see partly to mostly cloudy skies.  On Friday a cool front will move south across the region increasing our rain chances to 30 percent.  High pressure will quickly build back in across the area, keeping warm temperatures in place for the weekend and mostly sunny skies.

Wednesday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. Calm wind becoming southeast 5 to 7 mph in the morning.

Wednesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 58. Northeast wind around 7 mph becoming east southeast after midnight.

Thursday Partly sunny, with a high near 79. East southeast wind 6 to 11 mph becoming south southwest in the afternoon.

Thursday Night A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 63. South southwest wind around 6 mph.

Friday A 30 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 76. South southwest wind 5 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Friday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 62. West wind 6 to 8 mph becoming north after midnight.

Saturday Mostly sunny, with a high near 79. Northeast wind around 8 mph.

Saturday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 59. East northeast wind 8 to 10 mph.

Sunday Mostly sunny, with a high near 78.

Sunday Night Partly cloudy, with a low around 58.

Meteorologist Mark Collins