Rain chances decrease into Fourth of July weekend

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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Happy Friday, Southwest Florida!

The cooling trend continues today for may of our coastal zones. Fort Myers and Naples will each only reach 88 degrees for a high temperature under partly cloud skies.

The significant humidity we are experiencing will still make us “feel like” we are in the upper 90s to low 100s.

A few pop-up showers will form along the coastline this morning. These isolated rain chances will shift further inland this afternoon before spotty thunderstorms will form there this evening. In summary, our rain chances are lower than we experienced yesterday.

Thankfully, only a few isolated showers are in the forecast for your Fourth of July plans. Rain chances will increase again next week as we carefully monitor Elsa’s track.

On the waters. expect light to moderate chop with wave heights around 1-2 feet. Water temperature will also be a warmer 89 degrees.

Southwest Florida is still within Tropical Storm Elsa’s forecast cone. There is still plenty of disagreement between the models, but this is something we will be carefully tracking into the weekend. At the moment, the National Hurricane Center is not forecasting Elsa to become a hurricane. Gusty winds, storm surge, and flooding will be the primary threats with this fast-moving storm.

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