High chance of a new tropical depression or storm forming in the Atlantic today

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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Happy Tuesday morning, Southwest Florida!

Our run of 90 degree high temperatures continues today. Winds will be out of the west and northwest at five-to-fifteen miles per hour.

The humidity will still propel most of our “feels like” temperatures into the triple-digits.

Isolated showers and storms will form along the coastline around lunchtime. The amount and strength of these thunderstorms will grow into the evening and move inland.

Rain chances will become scattered for the coastline for the remainder of the week.

Boating conditions will be nice. Only one-to-two-foot wave heights and light chop is forecasted.

We are still tracking two disturbances along with two named storms.

Ida is now a tropical depression. The system will continue to track into Northeastern portions of the United States over the next few days bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and isolated tornadoes to the region.

Kate is now a tropical depression in the mid-Atlantic. The current track takes the storm north and away from the United States.

We still have a disturbance near Africa that we have been monitoring since last week. There is a high (90%) chance that this system will become a tropical storm or tropical depression within the next five days.

The latest model guidance suggests that the system will likely take a turn to the north after forming. This is a good sign to see, as it suggests the system will likely steer away from Florida.

In addition there is a large area in the Caribbean with a low chance of cyclone formation over the next five days. If this forms, it would likely wait until next week to do so.

The next name on our 2021 storm naming list will be Larry.


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