Tropical Depression Mindy leaves the United States

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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Good Thursday morning, Southwest Florida.

Hot and humid weather is in the forecast. Expect highs to be a pinch warmer than on Wednesday. Our winds will also be gusty at times out of the Southwest and West.

Triple-digit heat returns to Thursday’s heat index.

Rain chances will be on the low side today. Isolated showers and weak storms will begin forming around lunchtime. These will all die out after sundown.

Rain chances increase on Friday but become isolated to start the weekend.

Mindy formed last night off the coast of the Florida Panhandle.

Mindy is now a tropical depression. The storm’s center has reentered the Atlantic. It is not forecast to strengthen and will have minimal-to-no impacts on Southwest Florida moving forward.

In the Mid-Atlantic, we still have Hurricane Larry.

Larry is now a Category 2 hurricane, poised to bring significant swells to the northeast U.S. coastline as it makes a far pass this week.

There is a disturbance near the African coastline with a medium (50%) chance of formation over the next five days. This is over 3,000 miles away from Florida and poses no immediate impacts to the United States.

Additionally, there is a new area of disturbed weather in the Southern Gulf. This system only has a low (30%) chance of formation over the next five days.

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

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