Thursday Evening Forecast

Nicer Weather Returns for Memorial Day Weekend
A weak cold front combined with the sea breeze will create a stormy afternoon before clear skies return for the weekend
Published: May. 26, 2022 at 9:36 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 2, 2022 at 8:22 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Happy Thursday Evening! The weekend is almost here.

After a few isolated showers in the afternoon hours things have heavily quieted down on the radar now, with plenty of clear skies overhead. Expect that to continue through the overnight hours with temperatures falling to around 70 degrees. Temperatures tomorrow will start off warm and then continue warming quickly. With more southerly winds in the forecast the humidity will be out in force once again as well.

All eyes will turn to the radar by the afternoon hours, though. A weak cold front will slowly make its way over the panhandle and work in conjunction with the sea breeze to fire up a couple of storms. The main ingredients in this front aren’t very impressive, but the collision of that and the sea breeze will provide enough lift to possibly give us a severe thunderstorm or two. In face, the Storm Prediction Center currently has areas of the panhandle (Generally I10 north) under a marginal (level 1) risk for severe storms, with the main threat being strong straight-line winds.

Thankfully the front will clear us by the evening hours Friday and behind that bring us much calmer, drier weather. In it’s place a large ridge of high pressure will develop and temperatures will race into the 90′s for almost all of Northwest Florida this weekend. We’ll get a short break from the humidity Saturday, with dew points falling back into the mid to low 60′s, but sunshine is here to stay in the Panhandle.

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