Forecast from NBC2 (WBBH): Two days after a direct hit from Hurricane Irma, the storm is now a shadow of its former self — a tropical depression moving into central Alabama. Expect major improvements in our weather today across Southwest Florida with Irma out of the picture.
A layer of drier air is diving in from the northwest which will keep our weather nice and quiet for a couple days. With a pretty sunny day on tap, expect temperatures to get fairly warm with highs on track to reach the upper 80s to lower 90s.
It’s going to take a couple of days for the flood waters to recede for most of us, but the storm surge concern has passed.
Some of our rivers and tributaries, particularly inland, will continue to swell a little due to sheet flow from all of Irma’s rainfall.
Rain chances will stay low until Thursday afternoon when moisture levels start to tick back up, so expect to see some storms forming late Thursday and again Friday afternoon.
This weekend, another push of dry air should make it into Southwest Florida, but we’ll still see a few pop-up storms during the afternoon.
Temperatures will stay pretty seasonable for the next several days with highs on track to reach the low 90s and overnight lows in the mid to upper 70s.
In the Atlantic, Hurricane Jose is spinning as a category 1 hurricane northeast of the Bahamas. The storm’s forecast track might make you a little nervous, but forecast models have a strong consensus that Jose will ultimately turn back out to sea and not threaten the Florida peninsula.
Of course, we’ll continue to keep a close eye on Jose and the tropics as we still have many weeks to go in hurricane season.Click here for reuse options!
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