Tuesday highs reach 80s, 90s with scattered storms

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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High temperatures will be in the upper 80s and lower 90s under partly cloudy skies. High levels of humidity will still make “feels like” temperatures reach the upper 90s and even triple digits.

Boaters will encounter great conditions on the water. One- to 2-foot wave heights are forecast with light chop within our bays and inland waters.

Scattered storms return to the forecast. Tuesday will begin with spotty showers throughout the early morning. Expect these to become isolated thunderstorms by the late morning, with rain chances continuing through the evening. These will likely remain below severe criteria. Lightning, gusty winds and isolated flooding will all be possible.

The Weather Authority is currently only tracking two disturbances in the Atlantic Basin. A tropical wave has just emerged off Africa with a medium (40%) chance of development by Saturday. Early environmental signals suggest that this area of disturbed weather will be steered out to sea, and not be an issue for the United States. Invest 91L has a high (80%) chance of becoming a named storm within the next five days as it passes north of the Leeward Islands later this week.

There is increasing confidence that an area of high pressure over Florida will likely steer this system away from the CONUS. However, it is still early in the forecasting process and we will need to wait for it to organize into a named storm for a more accurate prediction of its path. The disturbance is currently about 2,000 miles away from Southwest Florida.  The next name on our 2022 storm naming list is Danielle.

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