PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Good Tuesday morning everyone!
It’s a little active early on this morning as a few scattered storms have flared up along a weak front moving into the deep South. We’ll see most of this early activity diminishing by the morning drive. However, the afternoon has another round of some scattered hit or miss storms. So go ahead and grab the umbrella before you head out the door.
Otherwise, it’s another warm and humid start with temperatures in the mid 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. That heat and humidity, plus the sea breeze, and the weak frontal boundary in the South will set the stage for widely scattered afternoon storms today.
While a few may linger into tonight, there’s only a small chance over the next few days until the weekend where we’ll have to watch and see what happens in the Tropics.
There’s a tropical wave off the coast of Africa with a low end chance of developing over the next 5 days. Tropical Storm Bill formed off the coast of the Carolina’s and will be heading for cooler waters of the northern Atlantic off the Eastern Seaboard where it will turn extra-tropical and eventually get absorbed into a trough.
In the Bay of Campeche, a broad area of low pressure has a likely chance of developing into a tropical system over the next several 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.
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 over the weekend.
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