Rain chances remain through work week

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By: Charles Roop | WCTV Pinpoint Weather
November 7, 2018

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) – Congratulations! We made it through election season. Speaking of seasons, it may not feel like election season as it has been downright muggy across the Big Bend and South Georgia the last few days. But it may stick around a little bit longer.

A stationary front was hanging around the Southeast Wednesday afternoon. An area of showers and storms was rolling through Mississippi and Alabama. Meanwhile, another batch of showers and a few storms were rolling northeasterly through parts of the panhandle and South Georgia.

Rain chances will stick around for the rest of Wednesday and Wednesday night. The Storm Prediction Center has placed parts of South Georgia under a marginal – very slight – risk of severe weather.

The hazard risk will be damaging winds. The environment is not favorable for tornadoes and hail.

The stalled front will continue to be, well, stalled over the Southeast through Friday, keeping rain chances between 40 to 50 percent Thursday. The high will still be close to 80.

A trough in the upper levels is expected to dig into the eastern United States, and help push another cold front into the region starting Friday. After forecast models were off on the timing for much of last weekend, the American GFS and European models seem to agree on the timing of the frontal passage, which looks to be late Friday night to early Saturday morning.

Rain chances will still be in the forecast Friday (near 60 percent) with highs near 80. Overnight, the winds will shift out of the northwest after the front passes. Cooler, drier air will then begin to feed into our area during the day. Guidance across the board is in agreement of seeing the high temperatures in the 60s, but differs on cloud cover. For now, we could expect a mix of sun and clouds on Saturday. But we could see more cloud cover coming back into the picture on Sunday, but we could see morning lows in the upper 40s inland with highs approaching 70. Rain chances should be on the very low side. Have that jacket ready this weekend.

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