Afternoon weekend showers possible, risk of strong storms Sunday

Afternoon weekend showers possible, risk of strong storms Sunday

We'll have a shot at some sun on Saturday but that doesn't mean no chance for rain. A frontal boundary will stay just far enough to our west that showers are no guarantee Saturday.

However, the front is just close enough to keep things fairly unstable and when we warm up to the middle and upper 70s in the afternoon, a few showers may develop. Saturday night's rain chance is a bit lower, though the temps won't be much lower.

With southerly winds, we'll stay pretty mild all weekend and Sunday morning temps will start in the middle 60s, reaching the mid to upper 70s again in the afternoon.

Like Saturday, the Sunday afternoon chance is there but widespread rain isn't likely in Northwest Florida. Sunday night will bring a better opportunity for wet weather and possibly even a few thunderstorms. The Storm Prediction Center has a Slight Risk for severe weather (two out of five on the threat scale) by Sunday night and into early Monday morning just north of the Florida/Alabama line. All modes of severe weather (damaging winds, large hail, tornadoes) are possible, though none likely in the panhandle.

By midmorning Monday, any threat is expected to be gone with quieter weather and more seasonable temps (cooler) moving into place by Monday night.

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