WTVY Detailed Forecast

SYNOPSIS – Moisture returns Friday ahead of rain chances later in the afternoon, making for more muggy and humid conditions. With more cloud cover in the vicinity, afternoon highs will moderate into the lower 90s and upper 80s for Friday. Wet weather on Saturday will only allow highs to reach the mid 80s. Best rain chances are for early in the weekend, with isolated storms on tap for Friday mid-afternoon and early evening. Rain chances into next week are highly dependent on Erika’s track, which as of Friday morning, models have shifting slightly west. Based on current model consensus, Erika could make U.S. landfall as a tropical storm as early as Monday morning in South Florida.

TODAY – Partly cloudy, an isolated shower or thunderstorm in the pm. High near 90°. Winds E at 5-10 mph.
TONIGHT – Stray shower or thunderstorm early. Clouds increasing. Low near 72°. Winds ESE at 5 mph.
TOMORROW – Mostly cloudy, with scattered afternoon showers & thunderstorms. High near 86°. Winds E at 5 mph.

SUN: Partly cloudy, isolated showers & t’storms. Low: 70° High: 89° 30%
MON: Partly cloudy, slight rain chance. Low: 71° High: 91° 20%
TUE: Partly cloudy, slight rain chance. Low: 72° High: 90° 20%
WED: Partly sunny, slight rain chance. Low: 72° High: 87° 20%
THU: Partly sunny, slight rain chance. Low: 73° High: 89° 20%

COASTAL FORECAST FRIDAY – Smooth to Light Chop on Coastal Lakes and Bays. Winds SE at 5-10 kts. Seas 1-2 feet. Moderate Rip Current Risk. UV Index = 8. Water Temperature at PCB: 85°.

TROPICAL UPDATE – Tropical Storm Erika continues to be an area of interest to the Gulf Coast and Southeast U.S., pushing WNW at 17 mpg through the Caribbean Friday morning. Erika remains disorganized with the center displaced from thunderstorm activity. She is expected to move over Hispaniola shortly, where mountainous terrain could induce significant weakening. Upcoming strong upper level winds on the current track could rip the system apart, but we’ll have to watch closely going through the rest of the day. If Erika eventually takes a more easterly track, she could re-strengthen. But for now, models are trending slightly west, which would keep Erika stay a tropical storm at best. The cone of uncertainty now includes the Wiregrass, and we could see a potential rainmaker by mid next week. However, we're still several days out from potential impacts on our area; things can and will change. Best chances look for South Florida to get substantial rainfall by Monday morning.

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