A slight risk of mainly late day storms on Wednesday

SARASOTA, CO. FL (WWSB) - Expect a few scattered storms late in the afternoon and evening on Wednesday.

The air is a little drier so the coverage won't be as widespread as it normally is during this time of year.

Rain chance will increase somewhat as we head into the weekend.

Highs will be in the low 90s and lows in the upper 70s. The heat index will be nearing 100 throughout the afternoon.

Tropical storm Franklin has emerged out into the SW Gulf of Mexico and is getting stronger now that it is back over warm water. It's expected to develop into the 1st. hurricane of the season as it moves toward the East coast of Mexico. Landfall is expected late Weds. night or early Thursday morning.

Another area of concern is located 650 miles E. of the Leeward Islands.  The National Hurricane Center is giving this system a 40% chance of developing over the next 5 days as it moves toward WNW at 15 mph.  Right now it appears this system will have little impact on our weather.

Bob Harrigan

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