FORECAST: Outdoor plans this weekend? Wet weather could play a role

Showers will remain limited through Friday before ramping up over the weekend.
Posted at 7:05 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Here is your forecast for Thursday June 20th, 2004.

Today marked the official start of summer and your first FULL day of summer on Friday will certainly feel like it with highs in the low to mid-90s and a heat index feeling more like 100°.

Overnight, winds taper off and we'll see a few passing clouds. Lows will start off in the mid to upper 70s. Afternoon winds are expected out of the east-southeast between 5-10 mph. Showers and storms will be isolated to scattered in the afternoon and evening, but like today, major impact isn't expected.

OUTDOOR PLANS THIS WEEKEND? The earlier in the day, the better. Our afternoon rain chances increase this weekend with a 70% chance of afternoon storms each day with highs in the low 90s. We will start each day with plenty of sunshine before the wet weather arrives in the afternoon.


Tropical Storm Alberto made landfall this morning and has now dissipated over Mexico.

In the same part of the Gulf (the Bay of Campeche), another low could potentially develop this weekend. The National Hurricane Center has given it a 60% chance of development through the next 7-days.

Tropical Outlook
The latest Tropical Outlook from the National Hurricane Center

A small area of low pressure located about 150 miles northeast of the northernmost Bahamas does not have a well-defined surface circulation. Environmental conditions remain marginally conducive at 50% for further development and this system could become a tropical depression while the low moves west-northwestward. The system is expected to approach the northeastern coast of Florida or the Georgia coast early on Friday. It will be a rain maker especially for central Florida northward. Another Air Force Reserve reconnaissance mission is planned for Friday morning, if necessary.

SWFL will be on they dry side of the system on Friday, hence our lower rain chances. Then, over the weekend and independent of this system, deep moisture returns, which will ramp up rain chances.


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