An upper trough will be moving through the upper midwest on Tuesday with a surface low near Chicago and a cold front dragging south behind it. There could be two different batches or lines of storms on Tuesday with the normal morning convection initiating along the coast of the FL Panhandle and moving inland. The pre-frontal trough will develop a line of storms in central and eastern AL by the early afternoon which will move southeast. The main upper trough and strongest lift will be well to the north so the front will get progressively weaker as it gets this far south. That, combined with losing daytime heating, will quickly diminish storms as they move south east into the overnight hours. Just isolated showers and storms expected Tuesday night.
On Wednesday, with the front moving southeast overnight, showers and storms will start to redevelop in areas south and east of Tallahassee. Most of the guidance has showers lingering in the southeastern areas through at least midnight Wed night and mostly dry after that. Highs on Tuesday will be in the upper 80s, rising slightly on Wednesday when less rain is expected. Lows will be in the lower 70s.
Although it will be drier on Thursday, the temps will not be impacted by the cold front...unfortunately. Highs will actually be warmer than previous days, in the lower 90s. Dew points, however, will drop to the upper 60s which may make it feel slightly more pleasant. Even though the mid and upper levels are dry, lingering low level moisture will keep partly cloudy skies around. The lower dew points won`t be around long as easterly flow settles in over the region on Friday, behind the departing upper low over the northeast states. Weak shortwaves will move east to west beneath a developing ridge basically Friday through Monday. As the ridge builds west each day, the highest rain chances also shift west. Should see scattered to numerous showers and storms in the eastern areas Fri/Sat, shifting to the central areas by Sunday and then the western areas by Monday. Highs will be around 90 through the long term with lows in the lower 70s.
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