Scattered storms Wednesday; monitoring multiple tropical disturbances

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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High temperatures will reach the mid-90s inland and lower 90s along the coastline. High humidity will make everyone within the WINK News viewing area feel like they are experiencing triple-digit heat during peak heating. Boaters can look forward to excellent conditions on the water. Only 1- to 2-foot wave heights are expected, with a light chop within our bays. Increasing cloud coverage will yield rain chances after lunchtime.

A few spotty showers and weak storms will initially form in the early afternoon before stronger scattered storms develop in the evening. These rain chances will persist into the night, before letting up by midnight. Severe weather is not expected. The strongest storms will be capable of cloud-to-ground lightning, isolated flooding and strong winds.

There are two active disturbances The Weather Authority is monitoring in the Atlantic. A powerful tropical wave will emerge off the African coastline later this week, with a low (20%) chance of becoming a named storm by Monday. However, dry air and shear could make this difficult.

A separate disturbance in the Atlantic Basin was identified on Tuesday by the National Hurricane Center. This disturbance also has a low (20%) chance of formation after it tracks into the Caribbean Sea within the next few days. Environmental conditions appear more favorable within the Caribbean than the disturbance’s current location. This is over 2,000 miles away from Southwest Florida but will be worth monitoring into next week. Danielle is the next name on our 2022 storm naming list.

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