Friday brings earlier rain chances

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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High temperatures will reach the low to mid-90s under increasing cloud cover. High humidity will still make for triple-digit “feels like” temperatures across the area during peak heating. Boaters will have favorable conditions on the water if they can dodge our rain chances. One- to 2-foot wave heights and a light chop within our bays are expected.

Rain chances will persist along the coastline throughout the morning. An early afternoon chance for showers and storms will begin around lunchtime. These thunderstorms will grow in strength and coverage as the day continues, eventually bringing rain to nearly all of the WINK News viewing area. Severe weather is not expected, although lightning, flooding and gusty winds are possible within the strongest storms.

There are two areas of disturbed weather The Weather Authority is tracking in the tropics. The area in the Caribbean has a low (20%) chance of formation over the next five days, and the other in the central Atlantic has a low( 30% ) chance over the next 5 days. Dry air will make it difficult for either of these systems to develop and neither poses an immediate threat to Southwest Florida. Regardless, Danielle is the next name on our 2022 storm naming list if one develops into a tropical storm or hurricane.

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