High pressure continues to have a firm grip on our weather pattern, and will do so through the weekend into the start of next week. This ridge is helping to block a surge of tropical moisture to our south, and it will help steer steady rain across the Florida straits and the southern Bahamas, but it will keep it far from here. There is no rain in the forecast through the weekend, including today. Full sunshine is expected with just a few passing clouds. High temperatures will reach the low 80s across the interior today, not far off from the seasonal average of 82. A breezy northeast wind will make coastal locations a bit cooler, in the upper 70s. The northeast flow will also generate some choppy seas for the boaters.
Winds will subside overnight with skies remaining clear, yielding to a round of cooler temperatures in the upper 50s to near 60 degrees. Usually cooler spots in Marion County will run closer to 50 degrees. This will lead into a cool start to Saturday morning, but the afternoon will by sunny and dry with highs back in the low 80s. Expect the same on Sunday.
In the tropics, things have quieted down a bit and there are no systems of interest showing signs of development. What was Tropical Depression Nine is now a remnant low. It is poorly organized but creating heavy rain across interior sections of the Yucatan. There is a low chance that it could re-develop once it moves through Belize and back into the northwest Caribbean, but it will maintain a southeast track and pose no threat to Florida. All other areas in the Atlantic are quiet.
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