Feels like temperatures flirt with 100° Wednesday afternoon

Happy Wednesday, Southwest Florida! We have a typical May day on tap as highs peak in the upper 80s near the coast and low-mid 90s inland.

The biggest change you’ll notice today is an increase in tropical moisture. With the combination of heat and humidity, feels like temperatures near 100° for most of the region.

Spotty showers will develop near the coast and I-75 around the lunchtime hour before moving inland due to a strong westerly wind.

As rain treks inland, it’ll become heavy at times and more widespread with a few rumbles of thunder.

Eventually, the Gulf sea breeze collapses slightly, allowing for a sprinkle or two to near the interstate this evening.

If you’re sick of this pattern already, here’s some good news! A weak cold front rolls through the state of Florida on Friday.

This will briefly clear us out from any rain and mix in drier air on Saturday. It’s short-lived, though, as storms return Sunday.

Reporter:Brittany Van Voorhees
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