First Alert Weather: Rain chances spike tomorrow as a Tropical Wave approaches

First Alert Weather: Rain chances spike tomorrow as a Tropical Wave approaches
John Scalzi, First Alert Weather Team (Source: WWSB)

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Today will be very similar to yesterday, with a few afternoon and thunderstorms dotting the coast line during drive-time this afternoon and evening. One or two of the storms could be larger but, dry air will limit number of storms that form today. The National Hurricane Center is watching a disorganized cluster of thunderstorms in a pool of tropical moisture moving to the north of Cuba. This system is not given much of a chance for developing in the next few days but may have a small chance for development beyond that. Regardless of possible development it will begin to spread it’s deep tropical moisture across the Suncoast starting as early as tomorrow. This will spike our rain chances tomorrow and may bring much higher rainfall totals over a three or four day period.

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As the system moves through Gulf waters and closer to the Texas coastline by the end of the week, drier air will move in. Like today, that drier air will limit the number of storms that form in the afternoon and evenings. The dry air will likely arrive by Friday and stick around for the weekend.

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