Weather Alert Day: Severe t-storms, additional flooding possible


A front moving toward the state of Florida is bringing the potential of strong storms to Southwest Florida starting as early as Wednesday night.

Given the latest roundup of forecast model data, Southwest Florida's weather looks generally calm and quiet on Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon and early Wednesday evening. While the main threat will be the potential for flooding, there is enough spin in the atmosphere for a brief spin up tornado. Daily highs reach the middle and upper 80s with lows near 70.

Areas of heavy rain are expected to redevelop across the Lowcountry later today through tonight. Leftover wrap around showers and a few storms are still possible Thursday wit much drier weather on tap Friday and Saturday. High pressure will build in on Friday and will control our weather through the weekend. Temperatures are expected to range from upper 70s to near 80 degrees.

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Today, mostly cloudy with rain and thunderstorms. Isolated to scattered showers and storms may develop but, overall, rain coverage will be lower than previous days. Expect light west breezes, and afternoon highs mainly in the middle 80s.

Thursday, partly sunny and windy with a chance for a shower.