Strong storms possible as active weather pattern begins across SWFL

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Heads up, Southwest Florida! The Weather Authority is monitoring the potential for showers and storms heading through the late afternoon and evening timeframe.

Our biggest local impacts will be frequent lightning and gusty pockets of wind.

Wednesday marks the beginning of a more active rain and storm pattern over the next few days.

Elsewhere, the tropics are behaving! We are watching one minimal disturbance east of the Windward Islands and another tropical wave that hasn’t yet emerged off the African coast.

The first disturbance sits at only a 10% chance of formation. Is there a possibility this system could develop down the road? Yes, but for now, it’s just something that bears watching.

The second, more vigorous tropical wave is expected to move into the open ocean by Thursday. Some gradual development of this system is possible through early next week.

The next name on our 2021 storm naming list is Danny.

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