Storms that developed across the area this evening will diminish after sunset. Skies will be mostly clear overnight with lows in the mid-70s. Easterly flow continues Wednesday with dry weather and sunshine in the morning with PM storms along I-75 to the coast during the afternoon. Storms that occur will produce frequent lightning, gusty winds and locally heavy rainfall. Storm chances will diminish Thursday and Friday to isolated coverage near the coast. Temps will reach the low to mid-90s each afternoon with heat index values exceeding 100 each day.
This weekend attention turns toward what is likely to become Tropical Storm Fred soon. The storm will track toward South Florida this weekend with potential impacts on our weather. At this time it is too early to say what we could see, but at the very least, based on the forecast track, an increase in rainfall, some of it heavy, and increasing winds can be expected along with increasing beach and marine hazards. Stay tuned in the coming days for updates.
As the storm moves away early next week, trailing moisture will keep rain chances high through mid-week. Temps will cool to the 80s for highs Saturday and Sunday then rebound back to the low 90s next week.
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NHC is also watching an area in the Atlantic that just came off the African coast. Chances for development are LOW currently but the potential track takes it westward along the same path as Potential Tropical Cyclone 6.
FOX 4 CHIEF METEOROLOGIST DEREK BEASLEY
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