Strong cold front will move through on Saturday

Reporter: KC Sherman
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We have another warm, muggy day on tap for your Friday.

After some patchy areas of fog to start the morning, look for a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon as temperatures climb back into the upper 80s and even low 90s for highs. We’ll keep with a breeze out of the southwest this afternoon with just a stray shower being possible.

All eyes are on a cold front set to move through our area on Saturday that will bring the potential for severe weather, windy weather, and then a big-time cool down for Sunday!

Ahead of the cold front, we’ll see a line of rain and storms move from north to south across our area between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. This line may pack a punch in terms of gusty to even damaging winds, where an isolated severe storm may be embedded within it. Although the tornado threat is currently low for Saturday, it is not zero.

Windy conditions will also be an issue for Saturday. Sustained winds will increase to 20 to 30 mph with gusts of up to and over 40 mph.

Rainfall totals won’t be very heavy, as it will be a fast-moving system. Expect rainfall totals to range between 0.10″ to 0.50″. Heaviest amounts are expected north.

The chance for severe weather will diminish after 4 p.m. Saturday, leaving us with just a few lingering showers for the late afternoon and early evening.

Sunday will be dry and feature a cold start behind the front, with lows back into the 40s for most across Southwest Florida. A breeze kicking up behind the front will push wind chills into the 30s and low 40s Sunday morning. Highs on Sunday will be in the mid-70s under a mostly sunny sky.

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