Cooler weather in store


Clear skies and cooler temperatures are forecast for the weekend into next week. (NWS)

HOLT, Fla., April 19, 2019–The calm after the storm is bringing cooler temperatures for this area for the next few days.

There’s a 30 percent chance of more showers today mainly before 1 p.m. with a high of 66. Winds will be breezy at 15-to-20 mph with possible gusts up to 30.

Winds will begin to calm Sunday through the rest of the week.

Low temperatures will be in the lower 40s tonight and tomorrow with highs in the low 70s. Temperatures start to creep back up through Sunday and the rest of the week to a high of 84 Tuesday.

The next chance of rain is Thursday.

The tornado watch associated with yesterday’s storms for Okaloosa County was cancelled around 4 a.m. this morning.

The Bob Sikes Airport in Crestview recorded sustained winds at 21 mph with gusts near 40 mph as the second line of thunderstorms pushed through the area.


National Weather Service in Tallahassee radar shows the line of thunderstorms as it moves east. (NWS)

The Big Bend and Jacksonville forecast areas are under a tornado watch until 11 a.m. as the system continues to move east.

East CoastAnd along the east coast, the Storm Prediction Center is calling for hurricane-force winds off the Atlantic to impact the South Carolina-North Carolina-Virginia area.


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