Florida’s southwest coast will see hot sun and some storms on Saturday as the holiday weekend begins. We’ll also watch Hurricane Irma as it makes its way in the Atlantic. Here at home, Saturday features good sun to start, a few clouds, and some late-day storms. Periods of heavy rain and gusty winds are possible at times. Highs on Saturday will be in the low 90s.
Sunday will bring lower storm chances, but any storms that do pop up will linger and cause heavy downpours and possible localized flooding. Sunday’s highs will be in the low 90s in the metro areas and the mid 90s in the interior.
Labor Day will see plenty of sun, a few early clouds, and late-day storms along the Gulf breeze. Monday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Tuesday will be another typical early September day — plenty of sun followed by building clouds and storms in spots during the afternoon. Tuesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Look for more widespread storms on Wednesday, but we’ll have periods of sun as well. Wednesday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
Hurricane Irma has fluctuated in strength but remains a powerful storm. At 5 am Saturday, Irma was located near 19.0 North, 41.8 West, and was moving west at 14 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 110 miles per hour. Irma is expected to regain major hurricane status as it moves into warmer waters. It should be near the Lesser Antilles on Wednesday, but computer models are not in agreement as to its track beyond that point. The Bahamas should be especially aware of Irma’s potential threat — but we’ll all watch Irma closely this weekend and beyond.Click here for reuse options!
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