Forecast: More heat with only a few evening storms
June is typically the wettest month of the year for Southwest Florida, but it certainly hasn’t played out that way this week.
Rain chances will be very isolated again this afternoon, which means the summer heat will be front and center.
Highs will range from 92-95 this afternoon, but the heat index will be as high as 100 degrees during the peak heating of the day.
Any showers and storms that develop for the rest of today should be focused around the late evening hours before the area turns dry tonight.
Overall, rain chances stay limited through the end of the week, although chances will be highest along the coast with a prevailing east wind. As the sea-breeze develops each afternoon downpours and thunderstorms will be likely after highs climb into the low and mid 90s.
Next week there are indications for a subtle pattern shift. The upper-level high that kept rain chances a bit lower for the start of the week will gradually drift away from the area.
In its place, a trough will dig south but stall well north of the area. However, extra moisture will be transported into the mid-levels of the atmosphere, reintroducing the likelihood of numerous daily downpours and thunderstorms across SWFL. These better rain chances will help to keep daily highs a few degrees “cooler” near 90 for Monday and Tuesday.
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