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Iota fizzles out; Watching two areas of interest in the tropics

On Wednesday, Iota fizzled out over Central America. It remains a flooding threat.

Elsewhere, we continue to watch the southwestern Caribbean Sea where a broad area of low pressure has formed. Environmental conditions are expected to be favorable for slow development as the disturbance moves westward. Right now, the NHC has a 10% chance of development within the next 5 days.

Regardless of formation, heavy rain is possible from Nicaragua southward across Central America and into Colombia. This would lead to new flooding concerns in regions already impacted by Eta and Iota.

 

Another non-tropical area of low pressure could form between the Bahamas and Bermuda early next week. The system could gradually develop subtropical characteristics as it moves northeastward, away from the United States.

Right now, the National Hurricane Center is giving this disturbance a 20% chance of development.


LOCAL FORECAST

Locally, cooler and drier conditions have filtered into Southwest Florida! After waking up to the 50s and 60s, we’ll struggle to reach 80° this afternoon with plentiful sunshine and windy conditions.

You can expect another pleasant and comfortable start Thursday morning. By this weekend, temperatures will slowly warm up and we’ll have to factor in a small chance of rain.

Reporter:Brittany Van Voorhees
Greg Rule
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