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Warm and muggy today, all eyes turn to the tropics for the weekend

Warm and muggy today, all eyes turn to the tropics for the weekend
Posted at 11:43 AM, Aug 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-10 06:55:43-04

The forecast for the first day of school for many in Southwest Florida is looking warm and muggy. We will be mainly dry through the lunch hour but we have another hot one ahead of us.

Highs today will reach the low to mid 90s under a mix of sun & clouds. Scattered storms and showers will work into the forecast through the afternoon and clearing out shortly before sunset. As the week progresses, some drier air aloft will filter into the region, cutting down on the coverage of showers and storms. This means that storm chances will be isolated and closer to the coast from Wednesday through Friday.

Moisture will increase again by this weekend as we focus on tropical development headed our way from the Caribbean. The track is still uncertain at this point, but it appears that the system will take a path near us by the weekend. This will lead to increasing winds and increasing rain chances by Saturday and Sunday. The eventual track will ultimately determine how this weekend's weather will pan out, but I'd plan for at least increasing rain chances, breezy conditions and possible flooding.

TROPICS

We are monitoring Potential Tropical Cyclone #6 which is expected to become Tropical Storm Fred Tuesday. You can read more about the storm HERE

FOX FORECASTER LAUREN PETRELLI


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