Scattered evening storms expected Sunday

Published: September 4, 2022 7:05 AM EDT
Updated: September 5, 2022 4:46 AM EDT

The Weather Authority expects typical September weather for your Labor Day weekend, with a mix of sun and clouds, highs in the low-90s, and a chance of storms in the afternoon.

Sunday will start off nice with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

By the afternoon hours, temperatures will soar into the low to mid-90s, with the heat index back into the triple digits area-wide.

The heat will be enough to spark scattered storms in the afternoon and evening.

Looking ahead to the workweek, expect daily storm chances across Southwest Florida. Otherwise, temperatures aren’t expected to budge much, with highs in the low to mid-90s and lows in the upper-70s.

In the tropics, we’re tracking Tropical Storm Danielle and Tropical Storm Earl.

Danielle has restrengthened to a hurricane overnight. The hurricane is expected to intensify a bit more while moving northeast over the next several days.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Earl has strengthened a bit overnight north of Puerto Rico. Earl is forecast to move northward over the next few days, before turning northeast later this week. By the end of the work week, Earl is forecast to become a powerful hurricane as it passes east of Bermuda.

Neither Danielle or Earl pose a threat to the United States, and are forecast to stay out at sea, only bothering the fish.

A strong tropical wave is exiting the Cabo Verde Islands this morning. Conditions look favorable for slow development as it moves to the west over the next several days. The National Hurricane Center gives it a low 20% chance of becoming a depression. The next name is Fiona.