Tuesday brings hazy and stormy skies

Published: August 9, 2022 4:12 AM EDT
Updated: August 10, 2022 5:18 AM EDT

High temperatures will be similar to what we experienced on Tuesday, as most of us will reach the lower to mid-90s. Southwest Florida will have a dry and mostly sunny morning. Cloud cover will increase significantly as the day goes on. High humidity will make many locations feel like the triple digits. In the early afternoon, showers and thunderstorms will begin forming across the WINK News viewing area.

The coverage and strength of these will only increase into the evening. A few strong storms capable of gusty winds, lightning and isolated flooding will be possible. The bulk of these rain chances will diminish after sunset.

Boaters will experience light to moderate chop within our bays and 1- to 3-foot wave heights over open Gulf waters. Saharan dust funneled into South Florida overnight, creating hazy conditions. It will additionally drop our air quality for the remainder of the workweek. Beginning Wednesday, this week’s rain chances will also be suppressed by the dust.

The Weather Authority is following a tropical wave progressing into the Mid-Atlantic, which now has a low (30%) chance of development over the next five days. The disturbance is still over 3,000 miles off of our shoreline and poses no *immediate* threat to Southwest Florida. If the area of disturbed weather organized into a named storm, Danielle is the next name on our 2022 Atlantic storm naming list.