Stray Friday showers with highs reaching the low 90s

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High temperatures will reach the upper 80s and low 90s under partly cloudy skies. Our “feels like” temperatures will reach the mid to upper 90s, due to ample humidity. Boaters will encounter 1- to 2-foot Gulf wave heights and a light chop within our bays.

Friday will feature a few showers, although most of us will remain dry. After lunchtime, low-end rain chances will persist into Friday night. Severe weather is not expected. Any storm that forms will likely be weak and short-lived.

There are two active areas of disturbed weather in the Atlantic. A disturbance north of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola has a low (20%) chance of formation within the next five days. It is of no concern to Southwest Florida and will primarily be a rain-maker for Bermuda. Meanwhile, there is now a high (70%) chance that a tropical storm or tropical depression will form within the Caribbean by Wednesday.

Early indications suggest that an area of high pressure to this system’s north will likely keep it in the Caribbean. While this is a good trend, it is too early to confidently say exactly where this system would go if it forms. The Weather Authority will be carefully monitoring this system into next week.

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