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What a perfect day with cool temperatures and low humidity!  Expect plenty of sunshine with highs in the lower 70s. It will be mostly clear tonight with lows in the upper 40s north and upper 50s south.

The weather begins to change on Thursday as the northern winds shift to the east. This will make it a little milder and we will have clouds increasing over us all day. High temperatures will be in the mid 70s. 

Our next cold front moves into the region on Friday. We will have scattered showers and a few thunderstorms starting Friday morning and they will last all day. Some of the rain could be heavy at times, so we will need to watch out for minor flooding issues. We could pick up 1-2"+ of rain. High temperatures will only be in the lower 70s. 

Weekend Forecast: The cold front will move through on Saturday. We will have some lingering showers until early afternoon. Then we will start to dry out after the front moves through. High temperatures will be in the lower 70s. Sunday will now be a drier day with plenty of sunshine and high temperatures in the mid-70s. 

Tropics: A tropical wave is moving into the Yucatan Peninsula. It is disorganized now, but it will emerge in the Bay of Campeche on Friday. There is a small window of opportunity for it to develop then before it gets absorbed into a cold front this weekend. NHC is giving a low chance at this time. 

We're not really concerned with tropical development, but it will send a stream of moisture along a cold front straight up to the Gulf Coast. That means rounds of heavy rain all day Friday.

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DETAILED FORECAST:

WEDNESDAY:
Sunny, mild and delightful. Highs around 74. Wind NE 6-12 mph.

TONIGHT:
Mostly clear and a little chilly. Lows north around 49 and south around 59. Wind NE 3-7 mph.

THURSDAY:
Mostly cloudy, milder and a tad more humid. Highs around 76. Wind E 5-10 mph.

FRIDAY:
Cloudy and mild with an 80% chance for showers and storms. Some heavy rain is possible. Lows north around 61 and south around 68. Highs around 73.

SATURDAY:
A 30% chance for morning rain, then becoming partly cloudy. Lows north around 60 and south around 66. Highs around 72.

SUNDAY:
Mostly sunny and mild. Lows north around 56 and south around 61. Highs around 76.

MONDAY:
Partly cloudy and mild. Lows north around 55 and south around 63. Highs around 75.

TUESDAY:
Partly cloudy and mild with a 10% chance for a shower. Lows north around 56 and south around 64. Highs around 75.

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