Labor Day Forecast: Scattered storms for some, but will our beaches be dry?

Reporter: KC Sherman
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Happy Labor Day! As many of you flock to our Southwest Florida beaches Monday, the forecast presents some good news. Our main chance for storms will be focused inland.

A Gulf breeze will be persistent throughout the day, which will allow for a few areas of rain and perhaps a rumble of thunder or two late this morning across the immediate coastal areas before that chance gradually migrates inland toward the afternoon.

Look for storms between noon and 3 p.m. for areas near and along I-75 before storms move into Hendry, Glades, and eastern Collier county after 4 p.m., where they will remain throughout the evening.

Highs will be topping off in the low to mid-90s, with the warmest temperatures inland.

Look for greater storm chances beginning Tuesday, with scattered storms in the forecast for the rest of the week.

Looking at the tropics, we have Hurricane Larry in the central Atlantic, which is still set to remain far offshore of the United States.

We also have an area of disturbed weather in the Bay of Campeche that is expected to slowly move northeastward over the next few days.

Right now, conditions are not looking favorable for development thanks to wind shear and some cooler than average water temperatures caused by upwelling from Ida.

The National Hurricane Center only gives it a 30% chance of becoming a tropical depression or tropical storm.

So far, most computer models don’t develop it into anything and instead keep it as an open tropical wave. We’ll be monitoring it nonetheless.

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