Tropical Storm Mindy makes landfall in Panhandle

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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Credit: WINK News.

Happy hump day, Southwest Florida!

Highs climb back into the 90s. Wind speeds will occasionally gust to 15 mph.

Our feels like temperatures will also return to the triple digits in most communities.

A few stray showers are possible in the morning. Around lunchtime, expect storms to form near the coastline. These will increase in strength and move inland in the late afternoon and evening.

Rain chances will drop into the isolated category on Thursday.

We are still tracking Hurricane Larry in the mid-Atlantic. Larry is a major (Category 3) hurricane with 115 mph sustained winds.

Thankfully, this system will have no impacts on Florida. The latest National Hurricane Center forecast also keeps the system away from the U.S. coastline.

Tropical Storm Mindy formed Wednesday evening and made landfall in St. Vincent Island in the Panhandle around 9:15 p.m. with max sustained winds of 45 mph.

Regardless, this will likely be a rainmaker for north and central Florida.

Additionally, there is a tropical wave leaving the coastline of Africa with a low (20%) chance of becoming a tropical depression or storm by Monday. This is over 3,000 miles away from us and poses no *immediate* threat to Florida.

The next name on our 2021 storm naming list is Mindy.

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