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...Springtime Conditions Return...Sunny Day in Store...Isolated Areas of Patchy to Dense Fog Tonight...Many Rivers are Continuing to Flood Across North Florida...Elevated Rip Current Risk for Panhandle and Atlantic Coast Beaches...

Updated 7:45 AM EDT Thursday

An area of high pressure has set up across the state and this will lead to mostly sunny skies statewide today. A 10%-20% chance for light showers exists across Northeast and East Central Florida due to the seabreeze, but any rain that does manage to fall will be extremely light, and storms are not expected. Afternoon highs are expected to be rather warm with temperatures reaching into low to mid 80s.

Recent rains across North Florida have caused several rivers to rise into flood stage. Rivers in the Panhandle and Big Bend have crested or are very near their crest and are starting to slowly fall. However, the Suwannee and Santa Fe River basins are much slower to respond and continue to rise. Currently the Santa Fe River at Three Rivers Estate is in moderate flood stage and is forecast to reach major flood stage on Friday and continue to rise through early next week. In addition, several points along the Suwannee River will continue to rise and are forecast to reach minor and moderate flood stage. A few locations near White Springs and Suwannee Springs along the upper Suwannee River are forecast to crest over the weekend. For more details on rivers specific to your area please visit the Southeast River Forecast Center Webpage.

For tonight, the area of high pressure is expected to continue leading to mostly clear skies with a few clouds across the state. Increased moisture and calming winds overnight will generate the potential for some patchy to dense fog to develop across most of Florida—the exception being Southeast Florida. Overnight lows will continue their mild streak with temperatures reaching the low 60s across North Florida and the upper 60s to low 70s across Central and South Florida. Should you encounter dense fog on your early morning commute be sure to use your low beam headlights and leave plenty of space between you and the car in front of you.

At the coast, winds and waves will generate moderate risk of rip currents across East Central Florida beaches from Volusia County through Martin County. In addition, a moderate risk of rip currents exists across Panhandle beaches from Walton County through Franklin County. Otherwise, the remaining Florida beaches will enjoy a low risk of rip currents. 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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