Thursday Forecast

Good Thursday morning everyone!

Meteorologist Ryan Michaels shows another humid day is on tap for NWFL.

It's a quiet start on satellite and radar this morning with clear skies overhead. We'll need some sun protection once again out the door today as abundant sunshine will be found over NWFL for most of the day.
Wear something very comfortable out the door as well! It's a stifling morning with most of us still in the 70s to start, even upper 70s on the coast! Another hot one lies ahead in the forecast for today as highs return to the low to mid 90s inland to near 90 on the coast. And for those on the coast who don't see the thermometer reach the 90 degree mark, when you factor in the humidity, it'll easily feel like 90 degrees by lunchtime.

We'll see a bit more humidity building as southerly winds will be a bit more persistent today. That moisture is likely to converge a bit higher over North Walton and Okaloosa Counties this afternoon where a brief small stray shower is possible later in the day. However, it's a less than 10% chance areas like DeFuniak or Crestview see the shower.

High pressure and dry air aloft continue to dominate the Southeast, stifling out any significant rain chance from developing. High pressure also brings sinking motion to the atmosphere and we're stacking up high pressure from the surface to 30k feet over the next several days. Sinking air is a warming process in the atmosphere. So not only are we preventing any cooling rain showers from developing, but we're also heating up! High temperatures by the weekend may reach the triple digits in the Tri-State, to even low 90s on the coast.

Find ways to stay cool during this Memorial Day weekend!

Bottom Line...
For today, abundant sunshine with just a few fair weather clouds inland in the afternoon where a stray small isolated shower may pop up near Crestview. Highs today will reach the upper 80s near 90 on the coast to low to mid 90s inland. Your 7 Day Forecast keeps the sunny, hot and dry weather continuing right through Memorial Day Weekend.

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