High temperatures will be slightly warmer than Tuesday’s, with everyone in the WINK News viewing area reaching the 90s for high temperatures. High humidity will make “feels like” temperatures stretch into the triple digits. Boaters will encounter favorable conditions on the water if they can dodge any storms that form. Light chop in our bays and 1- to 2-foot Gulf wave heights are expected on the water.
Scattered storms are back in the forecast. On-and-off coastal showers and thunderstorms will persist throughout the morning. These storms will strengthen and increase their coverage to our inland zones Wednesday afternoon and evening. Severe weather is not expected. These should rain themselves out quickly after sunset.
There are three active disturbances in the Atlantic. One of these disturbances will have a medium chance (50%) of formation by next week, drifting into the Mid-Atlantic. Two other areas of disturbed weather will have high chances of formation. One will drift away from the United States (80%) and the other has an 80% chance of developing as it passes north of the Leeward Islands.
Long-range weather model data continues to suggest that our upper air pattern will steer the storm back into the Mid-Atlantic next week. The system is looking less and less likely to bring impacts to Southwest Florida, but it is too early to say with certainty until it organizes into a named storm. The next two names on our 2022 storm naming list are Danielle and Earl.