Tropics showing some signs of life

Happy Tuesday, Southwest Florida!

Highs will be slightly cooler today. Temperatures will barely make their way out of the 80s by lunchtime with winds out of the southwest at 15 miles per hour.

The humidity will still bring our entire viewing area triple-digit feels like temperatures.

One of the largest reasons for our lower temperatures will be today’s rain chances. Expect scattered thunderstorms to form around lunchtime and persist into the evening. These will impact the majority of our viewing area.

Unfortunately, we will keep these scattered rain chances into the weekend.

Boaters will encounter light to moderate chop today with only one to two foot wave heights.

We are now tracking a tropical disturbance in the Atlantic Basin. This only has a low (20%) chance of spinning up within the next five days. The disturbance is currently over 3,000 miles away and poses no immediate concern for Southwest Florida.

If this became a named storm, the next name on our 2021 storm naming list is Fred.

Reporter:Nash Rhodes
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