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Will the Florida peninsula finally get some rain on Sunday? It appears so, but don’t look for any drought-busting totals.
NOAA’s Weather Prediction Center is calling for some hefty totals in the panhandle and in North Florida — as has been the case over the last month — with dwindling amounts as you move south toward Miami and the Keys.
Tallahassee, which will get the system on Saturday, is looking for around a quarter of an inch with some strong storms to boot, according to the National Weather Service office there. The WPC is a little more generous, predicting up to an inch in parts of the central panhandle through Monday, up to a half-inch in North Florida and a tenth to a quarter-inch in Central Florida.
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Folks in South Florida will be lucky to get their windshields wet, according to the WPC three-day forecast.
The National Weather Service in Miami, however, says there’s a 10 percent chance that South Florida could get a half-inch of rain, or more, through Sunday night. More likely, though, forecasters said the southeast coast will get less than a tenth of an inch, with up to a quarter of an inch falling northwest of Lake Okeechobee.
Temperature-wise, the cold weather after the front rolls through will only last a day, forecasters said, since high pressure behind the front will slide quickly into the Atlantic and winds by Tuesday will be off the warm water.
There’s another chance for rain toward the end of next week, forecasters said, in association with yet another cold front.
RISKY WEATHER: All the weather news this time of the year is about cold fronts. But the National Weather Service ended its Severe Weather Awareness Week with a post about excessive heat hazards. The week kicked off Monday with information on lightning threats; Tuesday covered marine hazards; Wednesday looked at tornadoes and thunderstorms; and Thursday discussed hurricane threats. Friday’s posts also call attention to extreme cold and wildfires. (Image credit: NWS-Melbourne)