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Warm With A Few Storms Again Today, Subtropical Depression 1 Remains Weak

Today's Forecast: More of the same weather is expected today with partly cloudy skies and isolated showers and thunderstorms this afternoon.  It will be warm and humid with highs in the mid 80s

Tonight will have a few clouds and patchy fog.  It will be muggy with lows in the mid to upper 60s.  

Friday will be just like today with a few storms and more warm temperatures in the mid 80s

The cold front is still forecast to move through the region this weekend.  Saturday will be mostly cloudy, warm and humid with scattered showers and storms ahead and along the cold front.  Some of the storms could be strong with gusty winds and heavy rain.  Highs will be in the lower 80s.  More scattered showers and storms are expected Saturday Night as the front moves through.  Lows will be cooler as they fall to the 50s north and 60s south.  

Sunday will become a beautiful, breezy and much cooler day with plenty of sunshine.  High temperatures may struggle to get to 70°!  It will be cool to chilly on Sunday Night with lows in the 40s north and 50s south!  

Tropical Update: Subtropical Depression 1 formed yesterday in the North-Central Atlantic.  Winds are 35 mph and it is forecast to become absorbed into a non-tropical low later today as it moves in to the North Atlantic.  This system is subtropical because it has characteristics of a tropical and non-tropical low.  This will not impact us along the Gulf Coast, but it is a good reminder that Hurricane Season is only 6 weeks away.  Make sure to be prepared NOW, and now when a storm is upon us. 

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