Friday Forecast

Good Friday morning everyone and TGIF!

Meteorologist Ryan Michaels says a light breeze picks up from the west this afternoon and evening.

It's a quiet start on radar and satellite once again with clear skies overhead. More sunshine greets us out the door today from sun up to sun down. So grab the shades!

Also, dress warmly once again as it's a frigid start for early morning commuters. Temperatures inland are flirting with a light freeze while the coast wakes up closer to the upper 30s to near 40°. There's just a light whisper of a wind this morning and when you feel it on your exposed skin, it'll make it feel more like it's freezing inland to the mid 30s on the coast at times. So bundle up out the door again for today.

Yet, the afternoon should be a bit more comfortable and that will be the going trend into the upcoming weekend. Highs today will reach the low 60s for most and underneath abundant sunshine that will feel quite nice and comfortable. But in the shade, it can still require a light jacket!

High pressure is slowly building in from the Western Gulf and as it does so we'll also see another weak cold front moving into the Mid-Atlantic states over the upcoming weekend. The clockwise winds around the eastern side of high pressure, plus the northerly winds behind the Mid-Atlantic cold front will combine to keep a chill going into most of the weekend. We'll especially feel it in the mornings where lows return to the 30s for most inland Saturday morning to low to mid 40s for all Sunday morning. More sunshine carries over into the weekend as high pressure moves in, and that will help afternoon highs return to the mid 60s Saturday.

As the high slides further east of NWFL by Sunday afternoon, southerly winds on the western side of high pressure develop and help push afternoon highs into the upper 60s for a more seasonable feel.

Bottom Line...
For today, abundant sunshine with highs topping out in the low60s. Your 7 Day Forecast brings in a nice weekend ahead, with some chilly mornings, but very comfy afternoons under more sunshine!

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