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FORECAST: Few showers possible Monday afternoon

Posted at 2:39 PM, Oct 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-10 22:27:25-04

FORECAST:

Overnight will be mostly clear with low temperatures in the lower 70s. More moisture works into our area Monday which means isolated showers are possible during the afternoon and evening. Highs will be in the low 90s.

Humidity returns Tuesday with dew points back in the 70s. Isolated pm storms will be in the forecast through the work week with lows in the low to mid 70s and highs in the low to mid 90s. Expect a better chance of rain this weekend as a cold front moves toward Southwest Florida, but little change in temperature will be seen.

TROPICAL UPDATE:

The National Hurricane Center 3 areas in the tropics.

The first is a non-tropical low pressure area located about 75 miles south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, continues to produce disorganized showers and a few thunderstorms. Rain and wind can be expected along the Carolina coast, but no development is expected as it moves slowly to the NNE.

Formation chance through 48 hour is LOW at 10 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days LOW at 10 percent.

The second area is a tropical wave located about a little more than 500 miles ESE of the Windward Islands continues to produce a large area of disorganized cloudiness and thunderstorms. Environmental conditions are forecast to be marginally conducive, and some limited development could occur during the next day or so while the system moves WNW at about 15 mph.

Formation chance through 48 hour is LOW at 20 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days LOW at 30 percent.

The third is a tropical wave located over the eastern Caribbean Sea is producing a large area of disorganized cloudiness and showers over portions of the Leeward Islands, the Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Unfavorable upper-level winds are expected to limit any development over the next day or so, but environmental conditions could become a little more conducive for some gradual development of the system when it is located near the southeastern Bahamas around midweek.

Formation chance through 48 hour is LOW at 10 percent.
Formation chance through 5 days LOW at 20 percent.

FOX 4 METEOROLOGIST ERIC STONE


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