Spotty storms, humid ahead of a cold front Thursday
Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida! Muggy air will stick around today, prompting another hot and humid afternoon.
Temperatures will peak in the upper 80s near the coast and low-mid 90s inland. But when you factor in the heat and humidity, it’ll feel like 100°+.
Showers and storms will develop near the I-75 corridor around noon. After that, the Gulf sea breeze will generally shove that chance of rain inland.
As it does, a strong storm or two is possible near Lake Okeechobee in Highlands, Glades, and Hendry counties. Primary impacts would be gusty wind and lightning.
The Storm Prediction Center does have a sliver of Southwest Florida in a marginal risk (1/5), but the threat is very low.
Once the front moves into our region, a few showers could pop up along it this evening and overnight.
Friday will start out muggy with a few clouds, but humidity levels will plummet throughout the day.
This sets up a gorgeous weekend ahead as dew points flirt with the upper 40s and lower 50s!