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Mostly Dry Sunday, then Tracking Next Front

October 24, 2015

If you have outdoor plans the next two days, good news: a continuation of our mostly dry and warm pattern is expected through the weekend. Spotty afternoon showers and low clouds are possible along the Atlantic coast, but will be brief and of low impact. Temperatures will trend slightly above normal, with highs in the mid 80s and lows in the mid to upper 60s. Winds will gradually diminish as well, and rip currents are not expected to be a significant hazard along either coast.

Widespread cloud cover moves in Monday ahead of an approaching disturbance in the western Gulf. Organized tropical development is not expected at this time, but the system will be augmented by moisture from Hurricane Patricia in the eastern Pacific as the system makes a turn northeast, making landfall in Mexico over the weekend. Rain totals may approach 8-10" in Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana before the low pressure system interacts with a frontal boundary moving across the central Plains. Current model solutions are uncertain in regards to timing and intensity of the impacts to Florida, but at this time it appears the system will likely bring showers and thunderstorms to the state by Tuesday or Wednesday.

Sources include nearest National Weather Service office, National Hurricane Center, and the Florida Public Radio Emergency Network (@FloridaStorms).
Sources include nearby emergency management agencies, FEMA, and your local NPR affiliate. 
Sources include the Florida Department of Transportation, Florida Highway Patrol and other nearby traffic information.

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