Today, we'll start to see a pattern shift away from the steady rain we have been accustomed to over the last week. The latest frontal boundary has shifted south, taking most of the moisture with it. However, today won't be entirely rain-free. There still will be enough lingering moisture and energy to create additional clouds and showers this afternoon, but coverage will be far less than recent days. The overall rain chance stands at 50 percent.
Our Wednesday began with some early fog and temperatures in the middle to low 70s. Some sun was able to shine through the clouds once the fog evaporated, allowing temperatures to warm up quickly. The heat combined with all of the moisture around will help to fuel afternoon showers and a few storms. The greater rain chance will exist south of I-4, closer to the surface boundary stalled to our south.
A few showers will linger into the evening, but drier air will filter in as the overnight progresses and clear away some of the clouds. Areas of fog will be able to develop again early Thursday morning as lows settle back into the middle-to-low 70s.
Thursday will bring a temporary break from the high rain chances as the likelihood will lower to 40 percent as high pressure builds in from the north. Expect more sunshine and fewer showers again Friday with highs back up near 90 degrees.
Rain will be quick to return Saturday with the approach of another cold front. This one will slide in from the northwest and produce numerous showers and storms throughout the day. It will be behind this system that a noticeably drier airmass will move in and will lower rain chances significantly next week. Temperatures will begin to cool off by that time, too, with highs in the middle-to-low 80s and lows in the middle 60s.
In the tropics, there are no systems showing signs of development at this time.
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