Friday Forecast

Good Friday morning everyone!

Meteorologist Ryan Michaels showing this morning's sunrise over NWFL.

It's a much quieter start this morning on satellite and radar compared to earlier this week. However, we are still expecting a morning round of storms to develop on the coast. The afternoon will have scattered storms inland.

Temperatures are warm and humid out the door with 80s for the beaches to mid 70s across I-10. And expect it to be another stifling day with hot temps and high humidity. Highs reach the low 90s on the coast to mid 90s inland with feels like temperatures approaching 105° by midday and into the afternoon. A Heat Advisory is in effect for locations east of HWY231 this afternoon until 7pm.

That heat and humidity will start to bubble up into scattered storms right around sunrise near the coast. We'll have a morning chance of a storm on the coast and south of Hwy20 until about noon or 1pm. Then storms will start to march inland as the sea breeze pushes the scattered, hit or miss, activity off the coast. We do still have a northerly steering flow as we sit on the edge of a deep ridge over Texas. So we'll keep a small chance one or two of the afternoon inland storms could blow back down onto the beach. But that would be an isolated chance for the coast after the morning.

We're locked into this pattern with the upper level ridge to our west right through the weekend. That will lead toward very similar patterns for rain over the weekend to what we have today; a morning storm possible south of Hwy20 and scattered storms inland in the afternoon.

The heat remains into the weekend as well with 90s returning and sultry feels like temperatures near 105° through the midday and afternoon unless a storm cools you off.

Bottom Line...
For today, partly cloudy skies with a storm possible in the morning south of Hwy20 and on the coast, followed by hit or miss storms inland in the afternoon. Highs today reach the low 90s on the coast to mid 90s inland with feels like temperatures around 105°. Your 7 Day Forecast has a very similar pattern for the next several days ahead.

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