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New Tropical Depression Forms

10:45 AM, Sep 11, 2012   |    comments
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Cold Front has stalled out over Ft. Myers and drier air has filtered in over Tampa Bay.  High pressure building in from the Carolina's will push up the breeze out of the East to 15 mph later today.   

I am forecasting a 30% coverage of storms for Sarasota, Highlands, Hardee, and DeSoto Counties. 10% from Pasco county northward. Polk, Pinellas and Hillsborough will have a 20%.

The breeze stays up through the end of the week with dry air just above the ground. This will promote low topped showers along the east coast which will struggle to hold together on the trip to cross the state to Tampa.  This is why rain chances will be on the low side through the weekend.

A depression has formed in the middle of the Atlantic and it will never make landfall but is expected to become a hurricane by Friday. It is 1200 miles east of the Lesser Antilles with 35 m.p.h. winds. It could become Tropical Storm Nadine later today.

Meteorologist - Mark Collins