Higher humidity creeps back into the forecast beginning Thursday

Reporter: Greg Rule
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Your Thursday morning across SW Florida will begin very nice, under mainly clear skies and pleasant conditions. Temperatures will dip into the low 70s, feeling wonderful to start the day.

We’ll likely begin to see increasing clouds by the noon time-frame, but with limited moisture, SW Florida will stay dry through the late morning and early afternoon.

Our upper level steering pattern, or winds aloft, will bring in another round of afternoon showers and storms for the later half of the day. Storms will become isolated – scattered, and continue through the sunset hour.

Afternoon highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s, with southeast winds near 10 MPH.

By the late evening and early nighttime hours, we should be dry across the area with decreasing cloud cover. It will be a pleasant Thursday night and early Friday morning.

High pressure today, Wednesday, will begin moving east, out of the area, allowing moisture to slowly return from the south. Thursday afternoon will be the start of our ‘returning to normal weather pattern’ with higher dew-points and more humidity.

Better chances of showers and storms return by Friday as a deeper plume of tropical moisture moves over the area. Expect scattered showers and thunderstorms on Friday, with this trend continuing into the upcoming weekend.

A quick update on the tropics: All is quiet, from the Atlantic to the Caribbean to the Gulf! For the first time since August 7th, there are currently no active systems. We’ll enjoy this well-deserved break while its lasts! We’re not expecting any new tropical depressions, storms or hurricanes for at least the next five days.

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