Above-average heat and scattered thunderstorms

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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High temperatures will return to the 90s under increasing cloud cover on Monday. High humidity will make it “feel like” the triple digits during peak heating. Boaters can expect one to two-foot Gulf wave heights and a light chop within our bays. These conditions may deteriorate later in the day as rain could impact boating plans.

Scattered storms are in Monday’s forecast. A stray coastal shower will be possible this morning. Scattered storms will begin forming after lunchtime. These will grow in strength and coverage into the evening and dissipate after sundown. Severe weather is not expected, although our strongest thunderstorms will be capable of gusty winds, lightning, and isolated flooding.

Only two days removed from our climatological peak of hurricane season, and we have no active named storms in the Atlantic Basin, Gulf of Mexico, or the Caribbean. There are now two tropical waves The Weather Authority is keeping an eye on. These are over 3,000 miles away from Southwest Florida and have little to no chance of cyclone formation within the next two days. For now, these disturbances will just be something for us to monitor throughout the week.

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