Forecast: Scattered evening storms
The sea breeze is helping to kick off scattered thunderstorms this evening. Because of the relatively light south and southeast winds in place, showers, downpours and storms forming over the next few hours will be slow to move, meaning much like yesterday some locally heavy rain may quickly stack up in areas where rain develops.
Based on the radar coverage, communities along and east of I-75 look to have the widest coverage of rain initially this evening, meaning spots like Gateway, Lehigh Acres, Alva and Immokalee will likely end up with the greatest rain tallies.
Later on tonight, storms will fade in coverage, giving way to a partly to mostly cloudy evening sky. Overnight temperatures will be mild, dropping into the low and mid 70s.
Our forecast on Friday looks typical for early June in South Florida. A blend of sun and clouds along with warm temperatures is on tap for the morning, with scattered sea breeze storms developing by early afternoon. Because these storms will be forming along the sea breeze, keep in mind that as is customary for this type of weather pattern some places will see bountiful rain while others miss out entirely. It’s all determined by small-scale features in the atmosphere like how far inland the sea breeze is able to slide on Friday and once storms develop where they throw outflow boundaries which can spark new storms.
Today on NBC2 News starting at 3 p.m., we’ll take a look at the upcoming weekend forecast and check in with the latest in the tropical weather outlook as well.NBC2 (WBBH-TV)