6/17/17 Father's Day Forecast

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (WJHG)- Good Saturday Evening! After a sunny and hot day here in Northwest Florida things are finally starting to wind down. We can expect a quiet and muggy evening tonight. A few isolated showers can't be ruled out tonight as an upper level low continues to make its way to our southwest.

That upper level low is helping to drag a drier air mass into the panhandle so Dad's day is looking wonderful. Strong sunshine will be out in full force tomorrow, especially along the coast. We will have an onshore breeze tomorrow afternoon which is sparking a high risk for rip currents. Bring the sunblock and swim at a life guarded beach. As we head into the afternoon we may see a few showers and storms in the inland areas once the sea breeze develops.

Next week's weather pattern is all dependent on what happens in the tropics. The low we had been expecting to develop has done so, and models are not certain where this area of low pressure will go. Scenario one has it moving almost due north, meaning more tropical moisture for us. That means a rainy first half to our work week. Scenario two, which the National Hurricane Center is leaning towards, has the system moving more to the west. More seasonal rain chances would be in our forecast if this scenario plays out.

This is a great reminder that we are in Hurricane Season, so the time to prepare is now. You need to have enough supplies to last each person in your household 72 hours. This includes water, non-perishable foods, batteries, and flashlights. Generators are also a great addition to supply power to key appliances, such as your refrigerator.

We are also watching another tropical wave in the Atlantic ocean about 1500 miles East Southeast of the Lesser Antilles. The NHC is giving this wave a 60% chance of development in the next 5 days.

Happy Father's Day to all the dads out there!