Friday Forecast - Rain this Weekend

Good Friday morning everyone and TGIF!

It's a quiet start on VIPIR 7 Doppler Radar despite a few upper level clouds trying to cruise through from the southwest. They won't be rain making clouds today, but they will increase as the day wears on.

Temperatures are chilly once again in the 30s inland and low 40s on the coast to start. So grab a jacket for the morning drive, we won't need it by the afternoon!

We'll have enough sunshine today thanks to high pressure and also a nice easterly breeze that will lead toward temps warming up a few degrees from even yesterday's mild afternoon highs in the low to mid 60s. Highs today will be near 66°. We'll get a little warmer on the thermometer heading into the weekend.

High pressure continues to slide to the east today. We'll fall under a more southeasterly wind regime starting off the weekend. While cloud cover will increase as moisture begins to return off the Gulf, we'll likely still be able to reach the upper 60s tomorrow afternoon.

The clouds will be increasing tomorrow off a developing frontal system to the west, and a developing low out of the Gulf. The combination of these two systems will develop enough lift to bring rain showers into the forecast starting out in the far Western Panhandle tomorrow afternoon and then taking over the rest of NWFL Saturday night into Sunday morning.

We should start to see this system pull out by Sunday afternoon, with rain showers ending from west to east.

Bottom Line...
For today, a mainly sunny start with clouds increasing through the day. Highs today will reach the mid 60s. Your VIPIR 7 Day Forecast will keep us running seasonally mild on Saturday despite the increasing clouds, and rain chances pick up Saturday night into Sunday.