Rain chances remain this weekend

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By Charles Roop | WCTV Eyewitness News
July 14, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) - It's the weekend, but the weather isn't giving anyone a break from the heat and the rain chances. Thanks, Mother Nature.

Currently, at the surface, the high pressure ridge axis is just over our area. Meanwhile, a cold front is stretched across the Ohio River Valley. This front is expected to drag towards the Southeast over the weekend. It's not expected to get very close to us, but will fizzle out during the weekend. But the boundary will be enough to aid in firing up rain chances in the Big Bend and South Georgia.

On top of that, deep moisture is expected to be sufficient to give fuel for showers and storms.

But, wait. There's more. An upper-level trough is expected to dig into the eastern U.S., helping to give some assistance via another dose of atmospheric lift.

Saturday's wind flow will be more out of the southeast, which will keep rain chances a bit elevated in the Big Bend and from Seminole County eastward though Valdosta. We could also see morning coastal showers again to start the day. Rain chances will be at least 50 percent with highs around 90 to the lower 90s.

On Sunday, the wind flow becomes more southerly to southwesterly. This will keep rain chances roughly the same as Saturday with the greatest odds in the Big Bend and close to the state line. High will be near 90 to the lower 90s with a 60 percent chance of rain.

Stay dry this weekend.