Tuesday Update: Weekend Outlook Less Certain And Hurricane Update

8/29/23 Tuesday 2:15 pm

Those of you hoping for a mostly dry forecast for Labor Day weekend here may get your wish. The Euro model’s latest run is now only showing light scattered afternoon showers focusing primarily on the northern portions of the forecast area Friday, Saturday, and Sunday afternoons.

This forecast is not yet settled so stay tuned for and expect updates as the week goes on.

Speaking of model changes, the Euro has also shifted the track of Hurricane Idalia much further west to the eastern Panhandle area. Effects will be felt throughout the Gulf Coast. But the most dangerous portion of the storm is now set to hit south of Tallahassee between St. Marks-Port Leon to Perry, Florida. This is a very lightly populated area along the Apalachee Bay. The hurricane will weaken substantially as it comes on land but Tallahassee may experience category-one winds. Tornadoes will also be possible in the area.  At the moment the main force of the hurricane is forecast to come on shore between 2 am and 8 am tomorrow. It would not surprise me if that was delayed.

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