Tuesday Forecast

Good Tuesday morning everyone!

Meteorologist Ryan Michaels pointing out storms in the Gulf, as well as, a trough in Georgia likely to bring more scattered storms to our afternoon today.

It's a relatively quiet morning on radar this morning over land as we only have a few stray showers near the Forgotten Coast early on. Most of the storms have pushed off shore and are heading to the south. We won't have to worry too much about any rain for the morning commute, but the afternoon drive is a different story.

Otherwise temperatures are warm and humid near 80 on the beaches to mid 70s inland. Due to a bit more clouds and afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms, highs today will be closer to the low 90s inland to upper 80s on the coast.

A trough of low pressure is developing off a slow moving frontal boundary in the Southeast centered over Georgia to our northwest. Both of these features create lift in the atmosphere and with a warm and moist, buoyant, air mass in place we'll be able to generate afternoon scattered showers and thunderstorms once we can get enough rising motion due to the heating of the day. So keep the umbrellas close by for the afternoon as the front and low slowly pass south moving into the Gulf overnight tonight.

Once over the warm Gulf waters we should see the low begin to develop, possibly into something tropical over the next several days. But due to steering flow in the atmosphere, we'll see this system head toward the west trekking across the Gulf near the coast stirring up quite a bit of heavy rains. With the counter clockwise winds around this system, any showers or thunderstorms that develop on the east side of the low will head our way.

So we'll get quite unsettled with periodic showers and thunderstorms in the forecast from Wednesday through Friday. They'll begin to quiet down as the system reaches the Texas and Louisiana coast by the weekend and we'll return to our typical afternoon scattered storm chance. Potential still exists for heavy rains over NWFL with at least 2-3" expected from Wednesday through Friday, but possibly reaching upwards of 4-6" of localized heavy spots which may be more likely found on the coast.

Bottom Line...
For today, partly sunny skies with afternoon scattered storms for both inland and the coast. Highs today reach the upper 80s on the beaches to mid 90s inland. Your 7 Day Forecast shows an unsettled finish to the work week with periodic storms likely.

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