The streak of below-average high temperatures continues, as a large portion of the WINK News viewing area struggled to reach the low 90s on Tuesday.
Wednesday will bring partly cloudy skies and high humidity throughout the day. Wind speeds will be slightly higher, climbing to 15 mph by the late afternoon. Boaters can only expect to face light chop and 1- to 2-foot wave heights in the Gulf.
Stray showers and weak storms will be possible along the coastline throughout the morning. Our rain chances will slightly increase in the afternoon, with isolated storms developing up and down the coastline. These thunderstorms will progress inland as the day progresses before clearing out in the evening. Severe weather is not expected. Lightning, gusty wind, and isolated flooding will be the primary threats accompanying any strong storm.
The Weather Authority has been carefully monitoring an area of disturbed weather in the Caribbean Sea. This disturbance is currently forecasted enter the Gulf of Mexico this week this weekend, and likely poses no threat to Southwest Florida. The National Hurricane Center now gives this disturbance a low (20%) chance of forming off the east coast of Mexico within the next five days. The next name on our 2022 storm naming list would be Danielle.