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...Pleasant but Warm Day For Most...Rain Chances and Cloud Cover Increase During the Day in Northwest Florida...Rain Tonight for North and Central Florida...Elevated Rip Current Risks Exist Along Atlantic and Panhandle Coast Beaches...Updated 8:40 AM EST Tuesday
After the fog lifts, a cloudy and rainy day is in store across Northwest Florida as an upper level low pressure system near the Texas Gulf Coast moves eastward throughout the day. This low will help stir up showers and storms in the far Western Panhandle and near the Northern Gulf Coast this afternoon. Thus increasing clouds and rain chances are forecast as the day progresses and the showers and storms work their way east and further inland. As a result a 30 to 60% chance for rain in the morning and early afternoon will increase to a 60 to 90% chance later in the day for Northwest Florida.
The rest of Florida can expect another pleasant and warm day after the fog lifts by the mid-morning hours. Cloud cover may slightly increase throughout the day in West Central Florida and throughout the Suwannee River Valley, but most places should stay mostly sunny throughout the day with high temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s.
For tonight, the upper level low currently near the Texas Gulf Coast will work eastward approaching the Northern Gulf Coast tonight and begin to cross the Northern Peninsula in the early morning hours. This will create showers and storms overnight into the morning hours across North and Central Florida with rain chances at 70 to 40% respectively. A few light showers may work their way into South Florida overnight with a 20% chance forecast. Otherwise, mostly cloudy conditions will prevail with low temperatures in the upper 50s to low 60s across North Florida and mid to upper 60s in the Peninsula.
Due to recent rains and the light winds forecast for today the fire weather threat will remain low statewide. Make sure your home is Firewise.
At the coast winds and waves will generate a moderate risk of rip currents across Atlantic coast beaches from Volusia County through Martin County. A moderate risk of rip currents is also present along the Panhandle coast from Walton through Franklin County. Otherwise, the remaining Atlantic coast beaches will enjoy a low risk of rip currents. Dangerous rip currents, however, can still occur near piers and jetties, especially during low tide. For more information about rip current safety, click here.
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