Scattered storms and below-average heat to end the workweek

Reporter: Juliana Mejia
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High temperatures will barely crack into the 90s in many Southwest Florida locations. These below-average temperatures will come as a result of our mostly cloudy conditions.

Boaters will not be treated to great water conditions. One to two-foot wave heights and moderate chop is expected within our bays.

Scattered rain chances will develop across Southwest Florida. After a few isolated showers start in the morning, expect increasing cloud cover and isolated storms to begin forming in the early afternoon. These will become scattered by the late afternoon and stick around into tonight. Severe weather is not expected. Our strongest storms will still be capable of gusty wind, isolated flooding, and lightning.

The Weather Authority is monitoring one named storm and two disturbances in the Atlantic. Development chances are now appearing less favorable for each of these regions of disturbed weather.

A disturbance in the Mid-Atlantic now has a low (30%) of organizing into a named storm within the next five days. Regardless of formation, it will re-curve to the north and pose no threat to land.

Two additional disturbances with low (20%) chances of formation are now looking less likely to develop. These are still roughly 4,000 miles away from Southwest Florida and will be something to monitor next week.

Hurricane Earl is still expected to maintain its Category 2 hurricane status this weekend. Earl is currently bringing tropical storm-force winds to Bermuda. After passing the island, the cyclone will drift into the Mid-Atlantic. This system is no threat to the United States.


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