Good Friday morning everyone!
It's a quiet start over the Panhandle despite some clouds cruising by our skies. We won't have any rain chances for the morning and much of the day today.
Temperatures are much more mild this morning than mornings prior. We'll get our day started today in the 50s and that will be a good launching pad for some warmer temperatures heading our way for the afternoon. Southerly winds persist today, slightly breezy, and that will help push temperatures up into the 70s this afternoon. Those southerly winds will also lead toward an increase in our humidity which will increase our rain chances by the end of the day today and on into the upcoming weekend.
A warm front will be lifting up out of the Gulf later today and that will push a wave of showers into our skies by the day's end. Better rain chances will move in overnight tonight as the warm front nears the coast. Some of the storms it creates could be strong or severe tonight and into tomorrow morning with potential for gusty winds and a few tornadoes cannot be ruled out.
This threat will persist through much of our Saturday as a cold front sweeps in from the west. So we'll need to be weather aware starting tonight and heading throughout the day tomorrow.
The front will slow down and stall out over NWFL heading into Sunday and Monday continuing to produce some scattered showers and maybe a few thunderstorms. But those storms will be much weaker than Saturday's, with little to no severe threat continuing after Saturday afternoon.
Regardless of severe storms, there's potential for heavy rains to accumulate 2-4" of rain across the Panhandle with locally higher amounts over 5" possible in some spots by the day's end on Monday.
For today, partly to mostly cloudy skies with a slight chance of a few showers on the coast by the day's end. Highs today will reach the low to mid 70s. Your 7 Day Forecast brings in showers and thunderstorms to the forecast tonight and throughout the day on Saturday where some storms could be strong or severe.