Tuesday brings more scattered storms; Saharan dust moving in Wednesday

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The Weather Authority expects scattered showers and thunderstorms to persist into the evening hours, before settling down overnight.


A plume of Saharan dust will begin moving over the Florida Peninsula beginning Wednesday. The highest concentration of this dust will occur Wednesday through Friday. For allergy sufferers: This plume will be more concentrated than the one we experienced last week, so you may feel it a little more.

With the Saharan dust layer overhead for the rest of the workweek, expect hazy, hot conditions along with lower rain chances. Most areas Thursday will stay completely dry, with just a stray storm in the forecast. Meanwhile, temperatures will climb into the mid to even upper 90s in spots for daytime highs.

Lower rain chances persist into the weekend, before making a comeback by early next week.

The tropics continue to remain dry, with no new tropical systems expected by The Weather Authority for the rest of July.

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