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FORECAST: Stormy Friday evening, drier weather expected to start weekend

Posted at 8:05 AM, May 31, 2024

Here’s your forecast for Friday, May 31st, 2024.

After one of the hottest days ever in May for Southwest Florida, we saw more record highs on your Friday. Naples hit 97°, breaking the old record of 96° set in 2011.

Thunderstorms this evening will come to an end by 9pm, with mostly clear skies the rest of the night as temperatures fall into the low 70s.

A backdoor cold front will arrive on Saturday dropping our temperatures a few degrees, so no records are expected. We still will see highs in the low to mid 90s. It also will push drier air over SWFL for the day, lowering our rain chances to 10-20%.

Moisture will return on Sunday increasing our rain chance increase to 70%. Those elevated rain chances will stay with us into early next week with 50-70% each afternoon through Wednesday. Drier air will return on Thursday and Friday dropping rain chances to 30-40%.

Hurricane Season starts on Saturday. While we aren't tracking anything for potential development right now, it is still a great time to make sure you are prepared and have your hurricane supplies you need. Many of the those supplies can gotten tax free starting tomorrow as well.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ANDREW SHIPLEY

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