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...Warm With Mostly Sunny Conditions for the Peninsula and Big Bend...Scattered Showers And Thunderstorms forecast in the afternoon hours across the Peninsula...Some Storms Could Become Strong with gusty winds, lightning, and heavy downpours being the main concern...High Risk of Rip Currents For Panhandle and Atlantic Coast Beaches...

Updated 8:45 am EDT Thursday

Drier air over the Peninsula of Florida is forecast to spread northwestward into the Big Bend today and the remainder of the Panhandle during the overnight hours. This will help to suppress shower and thunderstorm development in the Peninsula and Eastern Big Bend today keeping rain chances below 20%. Further west, a more moist atmosphere remains and this will allow showers and thunderstorms to form along seabreeze boundaries and move from southeast to northwest during the late morning hours until shortly after sunset. For this reason rain chances range between 30% to 60% from east to west across the Panhandle. Some isolated storms that do form in the Panhandle today will have the potential to become strong with lightning and gusty winds being the main concern, however, due to recent heavy rains in this area isolated flooding could be a problem in low lying and flood prone areas.

All showers should wind down shortly after sunset and generally come to an end by the late evening hours leaving partly cloudy conditions across northern portions of the state becoming mostly clear across the Southern Peninsula. Low temperatures are forecast to drop into the upper 60s to mid 70s statewide tonight.

Breezy onshore winds will create a moderate risk of rip current from Nassau to Martin county along the Atlantic coast of Florida and in the Panhandle from Franklin to Escambia county. Breezy conditions combined with increased wave heights in the 4 to 5 foot range will create a high risk of rip currents current in Southeast Florida from Palm Beach to Miami-Dade county. Elsewhere a low risk of rip currents is forecast. Beach goers are urged to check with local beach patrol or beach warning flags for the latest surf conditions before entering the water. Always swim within sight of a lifeguard. For more information on rip currents click here.

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