Friday Forecast

Published: Sep. 20, 2019 at 7:46 AM CDT
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Good Friday morning everyone!

It's a quiet start on radar this morning with just a few clouds cruising overhead in the upper levels of the atmosphere. It shouldn't be enough to completely block out the sun. But may give us a bit of filtered sunshine at times this morning.

Otherwise, get ready for a very pleasant morning temperature-wise! Temperatures are in the 60s away from the coast with low 70s in many spots on the beaches. Enjoy! We'll be slow to warm up with a little of the cloud cover in place this morning. However, those clouds should decrease heading into the afternoon allowing for more sunshine and highs to reach the seasonal upper 80s near 90 degrees. So still warm in the afternoon, but certainly a more tolerable heat as easterly winds continue to draw in less humid air.

The best news about this forecast? We get to keep this wonderful weather going right through the weekend. The unfortunate news?

There's little to no rain in the forecast even into next week.

Tropical Update...

There are still three waves we're watching for development in the Tropics. The first is a wave coming off the coast of Africa in the next 5 days with a 60% chance of development as it moves across the Atlantic. The next area of low pressure has very disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity in the Mid-Atlantic. However, conditions may become more favorable for development, 30% chance, as it heads toward the Lesser Antilles this weekend. Harsh upper level winds in the Eastern Caribbean may hinder further development of that wave, much like how its hindering the cluster of showers and thunderstorms south of Hispaniola from developing with development chances only at 10%. Not one of these storms poses a threat to NWFL at the moment. But we'll continue to monitor them into next week.

Hurricane Jerry is up to Cat2 strength and it's track is still to the northwest, passing north of the Caribbean Islands, and eventually curving north before having any impact on the Bahamas or the US.

Humberto and Imelda are now both post tropical systems and this will be the last comments on the storms. Humberto continues to weaken and head for cooler waters of the North Atlantic away from land. Imelda, after dumping buckets of more than 40 inches of rain east of Houston as a depression this week, is finally gone.

Bottom Line...

For today, mostly sunny skies turn mainly sunny this afternoon with an easterly breeze and seasonal highs in the upper 80s to near 90°. Your 7 Day Forecast keeps this wonderful seasonal weather around through the weekend, with unfortunately little to no rain chances showing up through next week.

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