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Lingering Showers Across South Florida Today Move Northward Tonight...Mostly Sunny but Breezy Conditions Expected for Most of the State Today...Elevated Rip Current Risk For Many North Florida and East Central Florida Beaches...

Updated 9:30 AM EDT Wednsday

The cold front that passed through the state yesterday has stalled over South Florida and the Florida Keys. Lingering moisture and lift near the stalled frontal boundary will produce a 20-40% chance of isolated to scattered showers today south of Lake Okeechobee and the Treasure Coast. Otherwise, expect cloudy and breezy conditions. Further north, high pressure over the Ohio Valley will extend into North and Central Florida, producing fairly nice weather conditions with mostly sunny to partly cloudy skies. However, it will be breezy again, with northeast winds of 10-20mph along the Peninsula and 5-15mph in the Panhandle. Winds could gust to 30mph. These winds may be able to push some cloud cover or isolated showers from the Atlantic waters onshore later this afternoon, but any showers that make it to the coast should dissipate fairly quickly. Rain chances will increase for much of the Peninsula tonight and statewide on Thursday as the front over South Florida lifts north in Central Florida as a warm front and a low pressure disturbance begins to form in the Gulf of Mexico. The increase in moisture along with lift along the frontal boundary will result in a 30-50% chance of rain tonight for South Florida and a 20-30% chance of rain further north. A few heavy rain bands could develop over South Florida.

Afternoon temperatures should warm up quickly today but will still be a little below normal, with highs in the mid 60s to low 70s across North Florida, low to mid 70s in Central Florida and highs near 80 across South Florida. Overnight lows are forecast to be in the 40s and 50s across North Florida, 60s across Central Florida and upper 60s to mid 70s across South Florida tonight.

Recent rains have caused rivers to rise across North Florida. These rivers include the Escambia, Choctawhatchee, Chipola, Apalachicola, Ochlockonee, St. Marks, Aucilla, Santa Fe, and the St. Mary's River. For more details on rivers specific to your area please visit the Southeast River Forecast Center Webpage.

At the coast, a moderate risk of rip currents will exist at many Florida Panhandle, Northeast Florida and East Central Florida beaches today. A low risk is expected along the West Central Florida Coast and all of South Florida. Dangerous rip currents can still occur on low risk days near piers and jetties, especially during low tide. For more information about rip current safety, click here.

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