Lower humidity Wednesday; cold front may bring severe weather to SWFL Thursday

High temperatures will feel similar to Tuesday as we return to the upper 80s and lower 90s. There will be no rain chances in Southwest Florida until Thursday.

A strong cold front will bring significant changes to our weather after lunchtime on Thursday.

All of Southwest Florida will see rain from this system as it passes through. This will be the strongest front we have seen this fall, dropping our high temperatures into the upper 70s in some spots.

As of Wednesday morning, a slight (2/5) risk is in place for Thursday’s severe weather threat.

Damaging straight-line winds and lightning will be the primary threats. However, there will be a low chance to see an isolated tornado from these storms.

There is only one active disturbance we are monitoring in the tropics. This region of disturbed weather now has a 40% chance of forming into a tropical storm or depression over the next five days.

Our latest model guidance suggests that the system will likely track away from the United States and into the Mid-Atlantic.

Wanda would be the next name on our 2021 storm naming list.

Reporter:Nash Rhodes
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