Scattered thunderstorms on Friday to end the workweek

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High temperatures will reach the upper 80s under mostly cloudy skies. Sunset will come at 7 p.m. There will be no more sunsets after 7 p.m. until next March. Boaters will encounter great conditions on the water. A light chop in our bays and 1- to 2-foot Gulf wave heights are in the forecast.

Scattered rain chances are in Friday’s forecast. After a mostly dry morning, a few showers will begin forming after lunchtime. These will grow in size and scale by the late afternoon. Coverage will be similar to the storms we experienced on Wednesday and Thursday. Severe weather is not expected. After our sunset, any rain showers should begin to taper off.

Tropical Storm Karl is still active in the Gulf of Mexico. Karl is expected to maintain its tropical storm status as it makes landfall in Mexico tonight. This is NO THREAT to Florida or the United States.

There is only one other tropical disturbance The Weather Authority is keeping tabs on. It is located in the East Atlantic, and only has a low (20%) chance of becoming a tropical storm or depression within the next five days. Regardless of formation, this system has a large amount of shear to battle, which would likely keep it weak as it tracks to the northwest. For now, it is just something to monitor.  It poses no immediate threat to the U.S. as it’s located roughly 3,000 miles off our coastline.

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