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All of Southwest Florida under a severe weather threat today
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Good Monday morning, Southwest Florida! We have a fairly active weather pattern coupled with warm weather to start the week.

Today, highs will reach the low to mid 90s with winds out of the Southeast at 5-15 mph.

Our humidity will make it feel a bit muggy today. Thankfully, Fort Myers’ “feels like” temperatures will only reach the upper 90s today (unlike this weekend’s triple digits).

Severe weather chances are in the forecast for our entire viewing area. However, those chances will be maximized in communities along and north of the Caloosahatchee River. A marginal (1/5) risk for severe weather is in place for the areas shaded in green, while a slight (2/5) risk is in place for those communities shaded in yellow.

Storm chances will begin around noon. Expect a few stronger storms to form in the late afternoon and evening.

Today’s main threat will be damaging straight-line winds. However, chances for localized flooding, small hail, and a low-end tornado threat exist.

Boating conditions will be favorable if you manage to dodge today’s storms.

There are no areas of interest in the tropics at this time. Our latest model guidance suggests that tropical activity will likely remain on the low side this week.


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