Hurricane Larry forms in the Mid-Atlantic

Published: September 2, 2021 5:53 AM EDT
Updated: September 2, 2021 10:35 PM EDT

Happy Thursday, Southwest Florida!

Highs will climb into the 90s. Cloud cover will increase into the afternoon ahead of increasing rain chances.

Isolated morning showers will become scattered by lunchtime. Expect rain and thunderstorms to continue into the evening before falling apart after dark.

A stalled front to our north will provide increased humidity and rain chances Friday.

Those chances become less likely throughout Labor Day weekend.

Three areas have caught our attention in the Atlantic.

There is a disturbance in the Caribbean with a low (20%) chance of formation over the next five days.

Hurricane Larry is now forecast to become a Category 4 hurricane over the Mid-Atlantic by Sunday.

This system likely poses no threat to Southwest Florida and is expected to take a sharp turn to the north (away from the U.S.) next week. This would be the third major hurricane of the 2021 hurricane season.

To the east of Larry is an additional disturbance with a low (30%) chance of formation over the next five days. This disturbance is over 3,000 miles away from Southwest Florida.