Hey, another day in Florida! If this was real life, I would really appreciate that. You know, multiple days in Florida.
At 755PM, ET, Fort Walton Beach was reporting mostly cloudy skies with a temperature 67 degrees and light northerly wind behind a weak cold front. An upper level trough with only a little bit of flow through it was being reflected by a scouring line behind a sheath of clouds over the southeastern United States that was keeping the Florida Panhandle a shade cooler than the rest of the state.
A stronger jet through the northern US is going to be the driving force for the development of a strong area of low pressure moving through the Upper Midwest. This system will bring with it the energy needed to invigorate the upper trough along the Mississippi Valley, and a cold front will become active. Initially this will work to clear Fort Walton Beach out tomorrow, but the advance of the system will lead to the threat for showers and thunderstorms on Thursday afternoon. Some of these storms could be strong, but the primary severe threat will be inland.
Tomorrow – Clearing, High 81, Low 50
Thursday – Clouds and a thunderstorm in the afternoon, High 82, Low 61
TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 80, Low 56
Thursday – Scattered T-Storms High 82, Low 64
AW: Tomorrow – Pleasant with times of clouds and sun High 81, Low 56
Thursday – Times of clouds and sun with a shower or thunderstorm around in the afternoon High 81, Low 63
NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny, High 80, Low 60
Thursday – Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, High 81, Low 63
WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 80, Low 55
Thursday – -Mostly cloudy. Scattered showers and thunderstorms. High 84, Low 64
Things, they will be a changin’ this week across the country. The difference will be a lot more subtle in Florida. You can see the scouring line that I mentioned on the west side of that cloud sheath. Keep an eye on that clearing area for storms tomorrow!