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FORECAST: Time to dust off those umbrellas

SWFL will see a better chance for scattered showers and storms tomorrow and Thursday
Posted at 6:53 AM, May 14, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-14 18:39:51-04

Here’s your evening forecast for Tuesday, May 14th, 2024.

It was a hot and humid day across SWFL. Punta Gorda hit another record for the second day in a row! And while it's been hot and dry (for most of SWFL) as of late, it looks like we'll see a shot for some much-needed rain arriving tomorrow.

Tomorrow, a cold front will approach, increasing our rain chances starting in the morning. Rain chances will increase from 20% in the morning up to 60% in the afternoon.

Some of these storms could be strong with frequent lightning, heavy rain and gusty winds, especially in our northern communities in DeSoto, Charlotte and Sarasota counties.

As the front wobbles near SWFL, scattered rain will be possible again Thursday. That front however will lift northward as a warm front Friday, dropping rain chances into the isolated range through the weekend.

BURN BANS ISSUED:

Lack of rainfall and extreme heat have created dangerous fire conditions for parts of SWFL. Collier, Hendry and Sarasota counties are now under burn bans until further notice. The ban prohibits open burning (any outdoor fire) of trash and yard waste. (Grilling is still allowed.)

May 14, 2024 Burn Bans

FOX 4 EVENING METEOROLOGIST KATIE WALLS

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