Above-average heat Thursday, with a few afternoon showers

Reporter: Nash Rhodes
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High temperatures will reach the upper 80s under partly cloudy skies. Ample humidity will still make the majority of our viewing area “feel like” the 90s during peak heating. Boaters will have fantastic conditions on the water. One to two-foot wave heights are expected, with a light chop within our bays.

Low-end rain chances return to the forecast Thursday. After a mostly dry start to the morning, a few showers will form in the late afternoon and evening. These will be primarily located north of Naples and Fort Myers. Severe weather is not expected. These small rain chances will continue into next week.

There are two active disturbances in the Atlantic. One, located north of Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic, with a medium (40%) chance of formation within the next five days. This system will likely remain away from the U.S. and bring no impacts to Southwest Florida. Another area of disturbed weather has a medium (50%) chance of forming in the Eastern Caribbean by Tuesday. It is too early to speculate on its potential path, so for now, it is just something for us to watch leading into next week. Lisa would be the next name on our 2022 storm naming list.

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