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Thursday Forecast

Published: Apr. 8, 2021 at 7:51 AM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Good Thursday morning everyone!

It’s an active start on satellite and radar this morning with a batch of thunderstorms approaching from the west. We’ll see them diminish as they move through from west to east largely through the morning. But a few stray showers may linger into the afternoon as well for areas east of Hwy231. Grab the umbrellas before heading out the door.

Temperatures are pleasantly cool this morning with 60s on the coast to upper 50s inland. A light rain jacket would work this morning if you’re susceptible to feeling chilly.

Despite the clouds and showers moving through this morning we’ll still warm up into the 70s by lunchtime. Highs today still manage the mid 70s on the coast, but I think it’ll be harder for inland areas to get much warmer than about 80 degrees with the clouds in place today.

There’s not much sunshine ahead in the forecast as well. This same cold front kicking up our batch of rain today will stall out to our west and a southerly breeze today will send it back north into MS and AL as a warm front tonight into tomorrow. With the frontal boundaries in around NWFL Friday morning we’ll see a chance for scattered storms to develop and then head north into the afternoon. Your best chance at catching one appears to be in the morning with the front still in the vicinity of the Panhandle.

Another frontal system develops out of Texas tomorrow and pushes along the Northern Gulf Coast Friday night into Saturday. We’ll likely see a squall line feature approaching NWFL heading into Saturday.

Timing of the squall will be difficult and hard to speculate on this early as it is not in existence yet. But conditions do appear likely for us to see severe weather along the squall as it moves in on Saturday.

Bottom Line...

For today, mostly cloudy skies with showers moving in for the morning and midday. Highs today reach the mid 70s on the coast to near 80 degrees inland. Your 7 Day Forecast has a hit or miss storm in store for Friday with a round of severe weather moving through sometime Saturday.

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