Good morning, Southwest Florida. We’ve made it to the start of September!
Temperatures will be back in the low 90s. Expect hazy skies thanks to a large plume of Saharan dust that is situated over our heads.
There will still be enough humidity to raise our heat index values into the 100s during peak heating.
Rain chances will be slim in the afternoon. Isolated showers will pop up across our viewing area around lunchtime. A line of showers and storms from the north will increase our rain chances around dinner time and after dark.
A seasonal pattern of scattered thunderstorms returns on Thursday.
We are tracking three tropical depressions and one disturbance at the moment.
Ida is still a tropical depression bringing heavy rain, gusty winds, and isolated tornadoes to areas it is impacting.
Tropical Depression Kate will continue to weaken as it tracks away from the United States for the next few days.
Tropical Storm Larry has formed in the Atlantic this morning. The latest model guidance suggests that the system will become a major hurricane by the weekend. It does NOT appear likely that it would have significant impacts on Southwest Florida.
Additionally, there is a disturbance with a low (30%) chance of formation in the Caribbean over the next five days. This will be an area to monitor for potential cyclone formation next week.