Heat advisories issued ahead of hot and humid afternoon

Reporter: Amanda Pappas
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Good Monday morning, Southwest Florida! A hot and humid day is ahead of us.

Highs will reach the lower 90s today, with light winds remaining out of the southwest.

The main story of today will be how hot our humidity will make it feel like outside. All of us will have heat index values above 105 degrees with some locations surpassing “feels like” temperatures of 110 degrees.

Our interior zones will be slightly warmer than the coastline. For that reason, we have heat advisories in effect for portions of Collier, Hendry, Glades, and Highlands counties until 7 a.m.

Isolated rain chances will persist along the coastline from the morning into the early afternoon.

Scattered showers and thunderstorms will be primarily found inland from the early afternoon until sundown.

Later this week, expect our rain chances to become more substantial.

Boating conditions will be fantastic this afternoon. The later you depart, the better chance you have at dodging any inclement weather.

A new area of interest in the Eastern Atlantic off the coast of Africa has a 20% chance for development into a tropical cyclone in the next 5 days. This poses no immediate threat to SWFL.

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