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Calm, dry through Saturday with strong storms possible Sunday

Posted at 6:06 AM, Feb 02, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-02 19:05:12-05

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — We'll stay dry tonight and Saturday with lows dropping into the mid-upper 50s tonight and mid to upper 70s for highs on Saturday and Sunday.

On Sunday, a robust low-pressure system and trough pushes across the Gulf of Mexico and into the Florida Peninsula.

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A warm front will lift north across the region Sunday and then a line of showers and storms will move in — generally between 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

WPTV First Alert Weather forecast, Feb. 2, 2024 (1).png
WPTV First Alert Weather forecast, Feb. 2, 2024.

The Storm Prediction Center has placed our area under a threat of severe weather with the main hazards being gusty winds, heavy rainfall and even a brief tornado will be possible.

Rain amounts look to generally stay around half an inch with a few localized spots seeing slightly higher amounts.

On Monday, the low sweeps into the western Atlantic.

There are lower rain chances on Monday but still a chance of showers.

A tight pressure gradient will keep winds elevated through mid-week.