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Thursday Forecast

Published: Jun. 18, 2020 at 8:00 AM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG) -

Good Thursday morning everyone!

It’s a quiet start on radar and satellite this morning with just a few rogue clouds cruising by. We’ll get away with plenty of sunshine out the door this morning compared to the cloudy start yesterday.

The good news is those clear skies have allowed us to cool off once again overnight with the low humidity playing a key role in the comfort as well. Temperatures are starting out largely in the 60s this morning to near 70 on the coast. However, that sunshine will go to work quickly this morning, warming us up into the 80s by 9 or 10am. Highs today push the upper 80s near 90 for most away from the coast, with beaches coming in around the mid 80s.

That heat will be enough to set off the sea breeze front this afternoon. With our northerly flow weakening, we should see that sea breeze front penetrate a bit further inland and not get pinned to the coast like the past couple days. So we’ll see a more widespread chance at a scattered afternoon shower or storm developing after about 2pm. They’ll be quite few and far between, however, with only about a 20% chance you’ll catch it later today.

As mentioned before, our predominantly northerly flow in the atmosphere is weakening as our trough along the Mid-Atlantic moves north. High pressure builds in across the Southeast in its wake, and that will bring more sinking motion to the atmosphere warming us up and stifling out rain chances heading into the weekend. Highs return to the 90s Friday and into the weekend with plenty of sunshine...just in time for the official start to summer on Saturday and Father’s Day Sunday.

Bottom Line...

For today, mostly sunny skies with a 20% chance for a stray afternoon shower or storm after 2pm. Highs today reach the mid 80s on the coast to near 90 inland. Your 7 Day Forecast dries up our rain chances heading into the weekend and cranks up the heat and humidity just in time for the official start to summer on Saturday.

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