SWFL forecast: Summertime pattern continues; Tropical storm could impact weekend plans

Published: August 11, 2021 4:26 AM EDT
Updated: August 11, 2021 11:27 PM EDT

Get ready for another day featuring a classic summer setup. While we’ll be dry to start the day, storms will begin to roll in from the east during the afternoon. Expect storm chances to increase after lunchtime, with the highest chance for storms between the hours of 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Tropics Update: For the latest on Tropical Storm Fred, click here.

Before the storms arrive, it will be a hot day, with highs warming back into the middle 90s and the heat index range at 100 to 106 degrees.

The same pattern continues into Thursday and Friday, with highs remaining in the low to mid-90s.

The weekend will be highly dependent on the eventual track of Tropical Storm Fred.

We can bet on at least some rain impacts from this system, but it is too early to determine specifics on how much rain, what kind of winds we will see and if we will see any storm surge.

For now, prepare for a tropical storm near or within our general vicinity, from which we will feel some kind of impacts from Saturday into Sunday.

Tropics Update: For the latest on Tropical Storm Fred, click here.