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Near Term Update

...Severe Storms possible Wednesday...

NEAR TERM [Tonight]...
The local area resides on the western periphery of deep layer
ridging this afternoon. Subsidence aloft results in a dry atmosphere
above 700mb as seen in this morning`s sounding, and in recent WV
imagery. Below, southerly flow has transported moisture across the
Tri-State region and allowed for the development and persistence of
scattered cloud cover through the day. Patchy dense marine fog is
also found along the Big Bend coastline and is spreading ever so
slightly inland. Expect the fog bank to continue its gradual
westward push, most likely lifting to low ceilings as it moves
inland. The deep layer ridging has also allowed temperatures to warm
into the 80s where cloud cover was able to scatter early on.
Elsewhere, above average temperatures continue, with upper 70s
across SE Alabama and the Panhandle of Florida.

Tonight, another round of light isentropic rain can be expected,
primarily across the Florida Panhandle and on into SE Alabama. In
these areas, expect low clouds and fog to be the worse (with low
clouds dominating). To the east, scattered low clouds are expected
with only patchy fog through dawn. The cloud cover and rain will
keep temperatures moderated overnight in the lower to middle 60s
area wide.


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