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Florida Weekend Weather Forecast Calls For Drenching Rains and Storms on Sunday

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A storm system set on unleashing heavy rain and severe thunderstorms across the south-central United States into Saturday will pivot into Florida by Sunday, threatening to disrupt outdoor plans across the Sunshine State.

While winter months tend to pass drier for Florida, an occasional non-tropical system can bring prolific rainfall and gusty storms this time of year. The upcoming weekend weather forecast has the potential to do just that.

Pleasant Start to the Weekend Won't Last Long

Pleasant weather should unfold Friday through Saturday evening as high pressure drifts overhead, promoting dry conditions near seasonal temperatures.

But the same storm plaguing Texas and the Southern Plains with flooding downpours and damaging winds this weekend will eventually emerge into the Southeast on Sunday.

Though severe parameters appear marginal for now, torrential rainfall may spark urban flooding across Florida while storms pose limited tornado and waterspout threats.

The system’s most intense activity looks to pass through Texas and Louisiana Saturday before entering the Gulf and interacting with deep moisture surging northward.

As the charged complex swings east, a wet Sunday is shaping up for Florida travelers and those with outdoor plans. Thunderstorms may pack especially heavy rain and gusty winds Sunday morning through midday as atmospheric dynamics peak. It's a timeframe catching many off guard for higher severe potential.

Pockets lucky enough to dodge downpours Sunday afternoon may welcome some late-day sunshine. But clouds and spotty showers seem likely to linger near the Panhandle and Northeast counties into Sunday night.

Drier air returns to start next week before high pressure brings back sunshine and seasonable temperatures. With long-range models consistent on timing, confidence is now high on a soggy Sunday for Florida. Residents statewide should prepare for disruptive weather that may require modifying weekend schedules.


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