Weather 4-1-21 5PM

CBS4 Chief Meteorologist Craig Setzer has your Thursday evening weather forecast.

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- We're gonna toss it right back out. We're going to toss to Craig Setzer now, too. We're just going to take a break.

- Hey, Craig.

CRAIG SETZER: Hey, guys. No, no, I was twiddling my thumbs, too, for that last five minutes, thinking, I hope this isn't coming out of weather time. Hey, the weather is looking like a big change is on the way. Showers and thunderstorms on the increase ahead of the cold front. Of course, we can use any rain we can get during dry season, but some of this rainfall could be kind of heavy from time to time.

Right now for the moment, quiet in Broward but storms are going to increase as we go through the evening. Miami-Dade, much of North and Northeast Miami-Dade, quiet for the moment, but storms are going to be developing, and they are already going on right now, mainly in South Dade from Cutler Bay, as well as Perrine down through Homestead. This activity sliding off to the southeast, but it is going to be increasing. Eventually will clip mainly the Upper Keys.

Here's our Windjammer Resort camera this afternoon. Oh, yeah, you can see changes are coming. And this is our first day not looking like a lot of blue. 83 in Miami, 84 Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood. 81 in Key West. 5 on the stickiness scale, feels like 88. The high made it up to 89 today. We had a bit of a southwest wind kick in, which is typical ahead of a front. Current feels like temperatures are mainly in the mid to upper 80s, so going to be a warm evening. The breeze not bad right now, but the main thing is going to be these thunderstorms that come through as we go through the evening. And then the cold front that comes through later on tonight.

There is the satellite loop through the state today. Good look at the clouds in Central and South Florida, but North Florida is clear, and we're going to see that clearing briefly tomorrow before the clouds come back in as our wind shifts. Tonight, lows in the 60s. It's going to feel refreshing. 50s and 40s to the north. Then for tomorrow, highs in the 70s, running about 10 to 15 degrees cooler than our highs today. 60s and 50s in North Florida. Tomorrow night, even cooler yet, lows in the 60s right along the coast. 50s, inland areas of South Florida. 40s in Central and North Florida. And then on Saturday, more of the same. Temperatures in the 70s.

What doesn't show up on this temperature map are the winds. They are really going to be coming up overnight tonight. That orange area is gusts over 30 miles an hour. And you can see right there into Saturday, even into Sunday, staying very, very windy with the wind coming off the water. That means we're going to see some clouds blow in, maybe a few showers as well over the weekend.

Temperatures across the country. The big cool-down over the eastern half about to reach us. It's only 37 right now in Cincinnati. 52 in Atlanta. That's pretty cool for the first day of April. Our forecast for tonight, the sound of thunder and rainfall. Evening storms, windy and cooler late tonight. Low temperature near 64. Tomorrow, cooler and dryer, a gusty breeze. It's going to be one of those "hold on to your hat" days, but it is going to definitely feel better with temperatures in the mid-70s.

On the water, seas building to 12 feet, with a north wind at 20 to 25. And taking us through the weekend into next week, this cool-down sticks around for a while. The only downside is the breeze, which is going to be up, and a few showers blowing off from the ocean Saturday and Sunday. Back to you.

- Craig, thank you.