Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 has formed! Drier and warmer to end the week in SWFL

Reporter: Nash Rhodes, Greg Rule
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Well here it is! As of the 11 PM update, Potential Tropical Cyclone 3 has formed in the southern Gulf of Mexico. It will move to the north over the next few days, possibly forming into Tropical Storm Claudette by tomorrow afternoon. Current wind speeds are sustained at 30 MPH and movement is north at 9 MPH.

Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for areas from Intracoastal City, Louisiana through the Alabama / Florida border.

Happy Thursday morning, Southwest Florida! It’s been a wet morning and night for many, and our chances for rain and storms will return this afternoon.
Around 1 p.m., a second round of scattered showers and storms will develop across our viewing area.

These will be stronger and more widespread than what we experienced this morning but should remain below severe limits.

We will see our rain chances drop into the weekend before they return on Father’s Day. The latest forecasts do decrease the amount of rainfall we may see on Sunday, but scattered showers are still expected.

This afternoon, we will only reach the mid to upper 80s for highs under mostly cloudy skies.

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