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Forecast: Strong to severe storms possible today

An NBC2 Severe Weather First Alert is in effect for Monday for the potential to see a few strong to severe storms in the afternoon Heading into the late afternoon and evening, strong to severe storms will target Southwest Florida. The main threats will be strong winds, heavy rain, small hail and frequent lightning. Along coastal areas, isolated flooding is a concern. Be sure to have a way to receive weather alerts as most of Southwest Florida is under a slight risk for severe weather today. Heading into tonight, stray showers and storms will prevail this evening with overnight lows...

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Forecast: Very humid with afternoon storms

A Severe Weather First Alert remains in effect for the potential of localized flooding The heat and humidity won’t hold back once again with feels like temperatures reaching the triple digits. Afternoon highs will reach the seasonal low 90s with scattered showers and storms expected this afternoon. With high pressure still in control, winds will remain out of the east-southeast allowing the seabreeze to work toward the coast into the afternoon. Overnight conditions will remain mostly calm and dry with temperatures falling down into the seasonal mid 70s. Expect a sunny start...

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Forecast: Dry start with scattered storms this afternoon

The NBC2 First Alert Weather Team has issued a Severe Weather First Alert through Saturday, July 10. Heat and humidity dominate the forecast this weekend with feels like temperatures reaching the triple digits into the afternoon. Highs will top off in the low 90s today with plenty of sunshine around. With winds out of the east, the afternoon seabreeze will creep into some coastal communities with the best chance of rain mainly after noon.  Overnight conditions will remain mostly dry with temperatures falling down into the seasonal mid-70s. Mostly dry conditions are expected heading...

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Forecast: More flooding possible Friday with afternoon storms

Storms are set to roll back into Southwest Florida this afternoon, but instead of staying inland, today’s storms will build closer to the coast.  Like most summer days, the rain will hold off until the mid to late afternoon from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., and some of those storms could linger beyond sunset tonight.  With several communities still waterlogged from the rain we picked up from Elsa, localized flooding will be possible in neighborhoods that see the most rain.  On average, rainfall amounts will range from half an inch to an inch, but some areas could see as much as 3-4″. ...

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Forecast: Back to normal as Elsa lets go of SWFL

Elsa has finally lost its grip on our weather as we get back to more typical weather for early July in Southwest Florida. Expect sunny weather this morning along with plenty of warmth and humidity. Temperatures will reach the upper 80s by noon and top out in the lower 90s during the heat of the day.  We’ll track some scattered rain and storms after 2 p.m. today, but the best chance of rain today will be away from the beach and east of the interstate.  Aside from a few lingering showers tonight, plan on a quiet and clear evening as temperatures cool down into the mid-70s. ...

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Forecast: Elsa heads north, final rounds of impacts today

As Tropical Storm Elsa moves north, the final feeder bands associated with the system will filter through Southwest Florida. Occasional moderate to heavy downpours are expected for the region and an isolated tornado is still possible through the morning. A tornado watch is still in effect until 8 a.m. so be sure to have a way to receive weather alerts.  Heading into the afternoon, the area will take on scattered showers and storms but conditions will be gradually improving. By tonight, winds should be calm and mostly dry conditions will prevail. Heading into tomorrow,...

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Viewer question: How does Elsa compare to Irma?

Click HERE for the latest on Tropical Storm Elsa. An NBC2 viewer wanted to know how Tropical Storm Elsa compares to Hurricane Irma, and other major storms. As Meteorologist Rob Duns explains, it’s all about feet. Hurricane Irma had a very large footprint, about 400 miles wide. Tropical Storm Elsa covers a fraction of that, at about 70 miles across. Hence, the “small feet.” Hurricane Irma made landfall in Florida on September 10, 2017, with catastrophic impacts across Southwest Florida. Tropical Storm Elsa will be nothing like that, though you should always be prepared...

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Severe Weather Forecast: Elsa to bring heavy rain, strong winds to Florida

The NBC2 First Alert Hurricane Team has issued a Severe Weather First Alert as Elsa inches closer to Florida. Tropical Storm Warnings are in place for the entire coast of Southwest Florida. Tropical Storm Elsa is expected to bring heavy rain, gusty winds, and an isolated tornado threat to Southwest Florida today. Be sure to have a way to receive weather alerts.  Tropical storm-force winds are possible, especially along the coast. Four to six inches of rain are expected along the coast with one to two inches expected inland, though a slight shift in Elsa’s track could...

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Fort Myers liquor stores see rise in alcohol sales ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Liquor stores in Fort Myers saw an uptick in sales over the holiday weekend.  Some said their increased profit extended through Monday as customers prepared for the upcoming storm. Managers said customers are coming in waves. Many buying a few bottles to wade out the weather. “People are going to buy more when a hurricane is here, but a tropical storm – it was a moderate sale. But people bought pretty well and were really surprised,” said Thomas List, owner of List Distillery. Those familiar with severe weather say this is common practice....

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Residents in coastal communities worry about potential impacts from Tropical Storm Elsa

LEE COUNTY, Fla. – Elsa is the first storm this hurricane season and people who live in coastal communities are still bearing the scars from last year’s strong storms.  Eta destroyed residents Liz Burton and Parker Carwile’s home last fall.  “The sea wall was all washed away and so we had to have the backside filled with cement,” Burton said.  “It was a surprise, I don’t want to be surprised again. A tropical storm is still very much a force to be reckoned with,” Carwile said.  Their neighbors in St. James City got hit hard too.  “A whole sort of boat...

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