Scattered Storms for Labor Day Weekend

Reporter: Dylan Federico
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The Weather Authority expects typical August weather for your weekend, with a mix of sun and clouds, highs in the low-90s, and a chance of storms in the afternoon.

Saturday will start off nice with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

By the afternoon hours, temperatures will soar into the low-90s, with the heat index back into the triple digits area-wide.

The heat will be enough to spark scattered storms in the afternoon and evening.

Looking ahead to the workweek, expect daily storm chances across Southwest Florida. Otherwise, temperatures aren’t expected to budge much, with highs in the low to mid-90s and lows in the upper-70s.

In the tropics, we’re tracking Tropical Storm Danielle and Tropical Storm Earl.

Danielle weakened a bit overnight and has been downgraded to a tropical storm. It is expected to regain hurricane strength while turning to the northeast over the next several days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Earl formed overnight just northeast of the Leeward Islands. Earl is forecast to move to the west northwest over the next few days, before turning northeast later this week.

Neither Danielle or Earl pose a threat to the United States, and are forecast to stay out at sea, only bothering the fish. Otherwise, there’s nothing to worry about in the tropics.

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