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FORECAST: Turning off the faucet...finally!

We'll continue to transition back to a typical rainy season pattern over the weekend.
Posted at 6:13 AM, Jun 14, 2024

Here is your evening forecast for Friday June 14th, 2024.

After record-setting rainfall, SWFL is drying out. Fort Myers set three consecutive records. The last time we had three straight days of record rainfall was 1979, 45 years ago!

The Flood Watch has been canceled for everywhere but Lee and Charlotte counties until 8pm.

Evening plans? Expect mostly cloudy skies and muggy but mainly dry conditions for this evening. Overnight, we'll have isolated to scattered showers develop after midnight.

The best chance for scattered rain will be in the morning on Saturday. I'm expecting a mostly cloudy but mainly dry afternoon. Temperatures will therefore be hotter in the upper 80s and a heat index in the mid-90s.

Lower rain chances will linger into Monday before increasing to 40-60% Tuesday through next week for our traditional afternoon and evening storms. High temperatures next week return to the lower 90s.

8PM National Hurricane Center Update:

The National Hurricane Center is watching two areas for possible development, neither of which will impact FL.

The first is part of the trough of low pressure currently bringing us the heavy rain. Now off the Carolina coast, it has a low chance of further development at 10% over the next 7 days.

The second is a broad area of low pressure over the southwestern Gulf of Mexico. That area has a 50% chance of developing over the next 7 days as it slowly drifts westward. It will pose no threat to FL.


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