Forecast: Hot, dry start to the week
After a week of downpours and storms, the rainy season will get put on hold today thanks to some drier air moving in from the east.
The drier air combined with a building high over Florida will bring the heat front and center with daytime highs soaring into the mid to upper 90s this afternoon.
Humidity levels will drop slightly today, which will help keep the heat index in check.
Rain chances will be very slim today, but a stray shower or two can’t be ruled out late in the day.
Tuesday will be hot and dry for most of the day, but we’ll see the potential for a few isolated storms late in the afternoon and evening.
We’ll transition back to our afternoon storm pattern for the second half of the week, which will be pretty typical for early to mid June.
In the tropics, we’ll need to monitor the western Caribbean for possible tropical development late in the week. The National Hurricane Center is also keeping an eye on this area and gives it a 20% chance for tropical development late in the week near Central America.
It’s too early to speculate on whether or not this would have any impact on the U.S. down the road, but count on the NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Tracking Team to keep you updated.NBC2 Fort Myers