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Storms will be possible overnight in the Gulf of Mexico;with dry conditions over land.Monday morning will start off with lows rangingfrom around 70 for the Nature Coast to mid 70's for central and southern zones.

We will see more sunshine and less storms on Monday as drier air is working into the region from the north. Once again, higher rain chances will occur for our central and southern zones (areas south of theI-4 corridor) Temperatures will stay near climatological averages through the week.

OvernightScattered showers and storms in the Gulf; partlycloudy, with a low around 74. Northeast wind 3 to 8 mph.

Monday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 90. Northeast wind around 7 mph.

Tuesday A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph.

Wednesday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 91. Light southeast wind becoming east 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Thursday A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Light east wind increasing to 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.

FridayA 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92.

Saturday A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.

Tropics Here is the latest information from the National Hurricane center on Tropical Storm Fernand.

LOCATION...19.3N 96.2W
ABOUT 5 MILES N OF VERACRUZ MEXICO
ABOUT 140 MILES SE OF TUXPAN MEXICO
MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...50 MPH

PRESENT MOVEMENT...W AT 9 MPH

MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1001 MB...29.56 INCHES



A TROPICAL STORM WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR...
GULF COAST OF MEXICO FROM VERACRUZ NORTHWARD TO BARRA DE NAUTLA

A TROPICAL STORM WARNING MEANS THAT TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED SOMEWHERE WITHIN THE WARNING AREA...IN THIS CASE WITHIN THE
NEXT 6 HOURS.

RAINFALL...TROPICAL STORM FERNAND IS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE 4 TO 8
INCHES OF RAIN OVER VERACRUZ...HIDALGO...NORTHERN PUEBLA...SOUTHERN
TAMAULIPAS...AND EASTERN SAN LUIS POTOSI MEXICO...WITH ISOLATED
MAXIMUM AMOUNTS NEAR 12 INCHES POSSIBLE. THESE RAINS COULD CAUSE
LIFE-THREATENING FLASH FLOODS AND MUD SLIDES.

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