A rainy week ahead for Southwest Florida

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After a dry holiday weekend, we’re in for a soggy work week! Scattered storms return to the forecast today and will stick around through the week! Over the next seven days, we could see rainfall totals around 1-3 inches with pockets of rainfall near 5 inches!

The return of the rain is due to an increase in moisture and some of that moisture is associated with an area of low pressure out in the Gulf of Mexico. That area of low pressure has a low-end chance, 20%, of tropical development over the next week. It will cross the peninsula this weekend. Regardless of development this system will bring heavy rain and strong gusts to Southwest Florida at the end of the week.

This evening, scattered storms will continue to develop across Southwest Florida with most of the storms inland, however, a few could cross west of I-75 due to the Atlantic sea breeze.

We’ll start Wednesday off with a few showers and then scattered storms will develop into the afternoon and evening hours.

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