Mostly sunny to partly cloudy and unseasonably hot.
Wednesday: Scattered showers and t-storms with high temperatures in the low to mid 90s inland and upper 80s at the beaches with heat indices up to 104. Mostly clear skies continue tonight, with lows around 73°. By Friday we fall into the lower 90s.
High pressure remains in control of our weather and that means continued hot & mainly dry weather through Saturday.
Regardless of development, the forecast shows heavy rainfall and gusty winds across the Bahamas through Thursday and across Florida during the weekend.
By Sunday, the disturbance will be west or northwest of Florida with maybe some lingering effects.
The National Hurricane Center is forecasting a tropical depression to form as early as Friday near the northwestern Bahamas and South Florida. The NHC sees just a 20% chance it develops into a tropical cyclone in the coming five days.
A surface trough located over the Turks and Caicos continues to produce widespread cloudiness and disorganized thunderstorms across the southeastern Bahamas.
We're in the peak of hurricane season, and anytime a system is headed for the Gulf, it's a good idea to stay updated on the latest forecast.
The National Hurricane Center reports that the system has a 50-percent chance of developing into a tropical storm over the next 5 days and 10-percent chance of development over the next 48 hours.
And it's there that conditions could be a little more favorable for it to develop.
For the system nearest to the USA the see a 0% chance of formation into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, rising to 30% over the next 5 days.