Forecast improves over Thanksgiving weekend

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By: Charles Roop | WCTV Eyewitness News
November 23, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WCTV) — Thanksgiving will start off wet, cloudy and cool, but things will improve as we end the day.

As of noon Thursday, showers were over most of our central and eastern areas as the move northeasterly. The low that is helping to fire up the rain was just off of the Tampa Bay coastline, while a warm front sat over Central Florida. Rain has been developing along and north of the warm front, while some stronger storms formed in the western Gulf waters.

By the time some are sleeping from excessive food, the rain will begin to move out of our area between sundown and midnight. Cloud cover will persist Thursday night through Friday morning. Rain chances will remain Thursday night (30 percent) for mainly our eastern areas, but be lower on Friday. Expect a Friday morning low near 50.

Skies on Friday will still be cloudy throughout the day as the low leaves our vicinity, but there is the chance of some clearing closer to the late afternoon. Northeasterly flow will also funnel down some cooler, drier air. The high Friday will be in the lower 70s with a 20 percent chance of rain in the morning.

Rain chances will be near zero Saturday with sunny skies. The morning low will be near 42 inland with the high getting into the lower 70s. We could see some cloud cover Saturday night, but the low will be near 50. Sunday will be similar to Saturday with mostly sunny skies and a high lower to mid 70s.

Enjoy your weekend!