Another summer scorcher across SWFL Thursday

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High pressure will build into the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday. This will mix in drier air in the upper levels of the atmosphere across Florida.

What does this mean for us? A limited potential for storms and more heat and humidity locally Thursday afternoon.

Heat indices will peak anywhere between 102 – 110°. If you thought it was hot midweek, expect a very similar setup on Thursday.

If you’re itching for more rain, the good news is deep tropical moisture will arrive Friday and into the weekend.

In the Atlantic Basin, a broad area of low pressure along a decaying frontal boundary sits over Mississippi and Alabama. As it moves off of the SE United States later this week, it has a small window of time to develop.

Models are split on exactly where it could go, but it’s unlikely to significantly impact Southwest Florida. The National Hurricane Center only gives it a 30% chance of formation.

If a named storm were to form, the next name is Fred. Elsewhere, the tropics are quiet.

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