The Weather Authority: Tropical storm warning discontinued for Southwest Florida

Writer: Derrick Shaw
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As of 11 a.m. Saturday, Potential Tropical System One is located over SW Florida with winds of 40 mph.

One is no longer expected to become a tropical storm until after it crosses Florida. The tropical storm warning for Southwest Florida has been discontinued.

Despite that, there’s no changes with expected impacts.

The primary impact of this system will be the flooding threat. Gusty winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible, but that threat remains on the lower side.

These rounds of heavy rain will persist through mid-morning before our weather rapidly improves Saturday afternoon.

Models constantly place the highest rainfall totals in our southernmost zones. The American model places roughly seven inches of rain in some portions of Collier County by Sunday.

The European increases those totals, bringing just under a foot of rain into some sections of Collier County.

Due to this, a flood watch is in effect for all of Southwest Florida until Saturday night.

Additionally, the gusty winds expected from this system have prompted Tropical Storm Warnings for all of the WINK viewing areas.

Otherwise, looking at today we’ll see a wet start Saturday morning, before conditions rapidly improve heading into the afternoon with some peeks of sunshine.

Looking ahead, we go back to normal weather starting on Sunday and into the workweek next week with daily afternoon storms and highs around 90 degrees.

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