Weather roller coaster in Southwest Florida: Near-record heat, rain and colder temperatures

As the famous saying goes in Florida: if you don’t like the weather now, just wait… it’ll change! That’ll be the case in Southwest Florida over the next 7 – 10 days. Fasten your seat belts and get ready to fit all seasons in one week!

On Tuesday, we’ll be warm and breezy with near-record highs in the mid-80s.

FutureTrack Wednesday, 2/26 (WINK News)

On Wednesday, we’ll need the umbrella off and on for the entire day with scattered showers and a few storms.

A few downpours possible as early as 6 a.m., a midday break from the heaviest rain, and another round of more widespread downpours to end the day. Rainfall totals will peak between 0.25″ – 0.50″ with isolated higher amounts.

GFS 50KM Rainfall Amounts – Thursday, 2/27 (WINK News)

On Thursday, drier air moves into the area with lower humidity. Temperatures will plummet to the 60s from the 80s in a matter of 24 hours.

Temperatures for Friday, 2/28 (WINK News)

On Friday, we’ll start the day in the mid-upper 40s for most of Southwest Florida, and even a few towns in the 30s. This cold air lasts four days straight, which is unusual, as most cold snaps for this region last about 2 days. This is due to a reinforcing shot of cooler air coming in with a weak cold front on Saturday.

Extended AM 10 Day (WINK News)

Next week, we will shake off the cold weather and rebound back into the low-mid 80, which is higher than normal for this time of year.

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Reporter:Brittany Van Voorhees
Matt Devitt
Writer:Briana Harvath
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