NHC upgrades disturbance to 70% chance of tropical cyclone formation within next 5 days

Good Thursday morning, Southwest Florida!

We will be slightly warmer this afternoon. This is mainly due to the smaller amount of rain in the forecast compared to yesterday. Almost all of us will reach the low 90s during peak heating under mostly cloudy skies.

Our “feels like” temperatures will only reach the upper 90s. This is a much-needed relief in comparison to the scorching heat we saw earlier this week.

Isolated rain chances will begin this morning. These showers will become more scattered in the afternoon and evening, with the most coverage occurring in our interior zones.

These scattered rain chances will continue throughout the week.

Boating conditions will be much better today. If you can dodge scattered storms, you will be met with a light chop on the waters today.
There are two disturbances we are tracking in the Atlantic Basin. The National Hurricane Center has just upgraded this very strong tropical wave leaving Africa to a high (70%) chance of formation within the next 5 days.

The disturbance to the west now has a low (20%) chance of formation over the next five days. These pose no immediate threat to Southwest Florida but we will continue to monitor them as they track westward.

The next name on our 2021 storm naming list would be Fred.

Reporter:Nash Rhodes
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