Dry Wednesday, rain chances return Thursday; Tropics remain active

Published: September 29, 2021 4:29 AM EDT
Updated: September 29, 2021 10:34 PM EDT

Happy hump day, Southwest Florida!

Highs will reach the upper-80s and low-90s under mostly sunny skies. Expect the wind to be gusty at times out of the northeast.

Our dry weather makes a big return. It will feel pleasant during peak heating, rather than the uncomfortable humidity we typically see this time of year.

This lack of humidity will suppress our rain chances until Friday. A few stray showers are possible tomorrow. Those rain chances will primarily be for our inland zones.

The Atlantic is staying busy at the moment. We are currently tracking a major hurricane, new Tropical Storm Victor and two disturbances. Thankfully, the areas of disturbed weather in the North Atlantic do not pose any threat to the United States.

Hurricane Sam is still projected to curve away from the United States this week. Sam will likely remain a powerful Category 4 hurricane into Thursday.

To Sam’s east, we now have Tropical Storm Victor. Our model guidance suggests that the system will spend its life in the Mid Atlantic.