PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Good Monday morning everyone!
It’s a quiet start on satellite and radar this morning with just a few upper level thin clouds in the sky. We’ll see plenty of sunshine out the door this morning and through much of the day. That’ll crank up the heat quickly!
We’re already warm and humid to get the day started with temperatures largely in the low 70s. Temperatures warm into the mid 80s by mid-morning, with highs today near 90 on the beaches to low 90s around the bays, to mid 90s along I-10. With humidity still remaining high, we’ll feel much more like the low triple digits this afternoon for a heat index.
There’s a small chance at a stray shower to try and cool us off today. A frontal boundary moves into the Southeast today with better rain chances to our north across MS, AL, and GA. That front slides south tomorrow and with help from the sea breeze, afternoon storms are looking likely. We’ll return to a stray afternoon rain chance for the end of the workweek before better rain chances show up this weekend, perhaps due to something tropical in nature.
A non-tropical low sits off the coast of the Carolina’s and has a chance to possibly form into a depression or weak tropical storm over the next 24hrs as it moves offshore up the Eastern Seaboard. Bill is the next name on the list.
In the Bay of Campeche, a broad area of low pressure has a 50% chance of developing into a tropical system over the next 5 days as it meanders about in the Southern Gulf. By the end of the week we could see this system heading toward the Northern Gulf Coast. It may be responsible for bringing heavy rains to our upcoming weekend. After Bill the next name on the list is Claudette.
For today, mostly to partly sunny skies with highs near 90 on the coast to mid 90s inland, heat indices in the low triple digits. Your 7 Day Forecast has some rain chances in the afternoon as our summery trend continues this week. All eyes will monitor the Southern Gulf of Mexico as a possible tropical system could develop and head toward the North Central Gulf by the end of the week with potential for heavy rains in NWFL.
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