Scattered showers with storms, developments in the Gulf of Mexico

Looking ahead to the weekend


Clouds are spiraling outwards from the developing Gulf system across NE FL/SE GA today.  Moisture lifting northward will still interact with surface heating for scattered showers and a few embedded storms this afternoon and continue into early evening hours. Slightly warmer temps aloft will continue to suppress the chances for severe convection, although a strong storm with some gusty winds will be possible.

Slow storm motion will still support some locally heavy rainfall.  With the general Southwest steering flow the best chance of storms will be shifted closer to highway 301 and I-95.

The warmer start this morning should still allow for Max Temps to reach close to 90 degrees in many locations despite the periods of clouds.

This weekend high pressure to our east will move more toward the southeast Saturday as moisture from the potential tropical system in gulf moves to the west of the area.  The high will drift further to the southeast Saturday night as moisture lifts northeast across region.  Low pressure will track to the northwest then north of the area Sunday as moisture continues across the region Sunday.  This will bring rounds of showers and storms, especially over southeast Georgia.  Sunday looks to be the wetter of the two days based on the current models and potential storm track.

Friday:  Becoming partly cloudy with scattered showers, isolated thunderstorms, 20-40 percent.  Afternoon highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.  Showers with storms will fade overnight, patchy fog possible.  Wind S/SE 5-10 mph.

Saturday:  Patchy fog with a warm, humid start.  Wake up temperatures in the 70s.  Afternoon highs in the upper 80s to low 90s.  Showers with storms will develop late afternoon and early evening, 30-50 percent.  Wind SE 5-10 mph.

Tropics:  Potential Tropical Cyclone Three is stretching across the southwestern Gulf of Mexico this morning.  This is forecast to become a Tropical or Subtropical Storm before it moves into Louisiana tonight or early Saturday morning.  Heavy rainfall is expected along the northern Gulf coast well to the west of our area.  We will see clouds from the system as mid/high clouds will increase this afternoon and tonight.

Looking ahead:  Cloudy skies with showers, storms this weekend

Pollen: 2.9 Grass

12 pm 88

3 pm 90

4 pm 91

8 pm 82

10 pm 80

11 pm 79

Sunrise:  6:25 am

Sunset:  8:31 pm

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