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...Mostly to Partly Sunny Skies Across North and Central Florida...Increased Rain chances for the Florida Keys and Southern Peninsula...Locally Heavy Rain May Produce Minor Flooding...High Rip Current Risk Along Southeast Florida Beaches...Moderate Risk of Rip Currents Along The Remainder Of The Atlantic Beaches & Franklin County In The Big Bend....

Updated 10:00 AM EDT Thursday

Behind the front, high pressure will bring dry conditions and slightly below average temperatures today. High temperatures will be in the mid to upper 70s across North Florida and the low to mid 80s across Central Florida. Another cool night will be in store, with lows in the low to mid 40s across the Panhandle, the mid to upper 40s in Northeast Florida, and will range from the low 50s north to mid 60s south in Central Florida.

South Florida & Florida Keys: An area of low pressure will develop and move along a stationary front into the Florida Straits this afternoon and provide the southern tip of the Peninsula and the Florida Keys with isolated to scattered showers and storms. Heaviest rain and storms should remain south and along the front across the Keys and the Florida Straits. However, there is potential for locally heavy rain over Miami-Dade and southeast Broward Counties. Locally heavy rain may produce minor flooding of low lying and poor drainage locations and also across areas that have seen heavy rainfall recently. As the day progresses, drier air will continue to creep into South Florida behind the front. High temperatures will remain near 80 to the low 80s due to cloud cover and rain in the Keys and in southeast Florida. However portions of southwest Florida will begin to see more sunshine, allowing temperatures to warm up to the mid 80s.

Rain chances will diminish overnight through Saturday morning in South Florida and the Keys as low pressure moves into the northwest Bahamas. Low temperatures will be in the low to mid 70s across South Florida, and the mid to upper 70s in the Keys.

Strong winds and elevated wave heights will cause the rip current risk to rise to high levels today along Southeast Florida beaches. There is also a moderate risk of rip currents along the rest of the Atlantic Coast beaches and in Franklin County. Only experienced swimmers should enter the water. For the remainder of the beaches there is a general low risk of rip currents. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach rescue for the latest surf conditions and not to enter the surf above your knees. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

An area of cloudiness and thunderstorms centered over southeastern Yucatan, Belize, and the adjacent northwestern Caribbean Sea is associated with the remnants of Tropical Depression Nine. Surface pressures are rising in the area, and redevelopment is unlikely while the system drifts eastward. Therefore, the NHC has only given 94L a low, 10%, chance of formation through the next 48 hours and 5 days.

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