Showers stay in the forecast for Friday, but the timing of the rain will be a bit different from what we're used to seeing this time of year.
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The best chance for a passing shower or storm for most of Southwest Florida will come between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. today before most of the big downpours head inland by mid to late afternoon. With our wind flow coming in off the Gulf of Mexico, it's going to feel very humid, but temperatures should stop rising at or just shy of 90 degrees.
It still looks doubtful at this point that Chantal's leftover moisture will reorganize into a viable tropical system, but even if this did happen over the weekend, the storm would not be an issue for Southwest Florida.
However, some of this peripheral moisture — with Chantal's leftovers — will most likely add to our rain chances a bit over the weekend, especially on Sunday afternoon when most of the storms should target areas closer to the coast instead of moving inland.
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