Naples, Florida

They are receiving several feet of snow around Buffalo this week. We know that much. Just to be a tease to them, let’s see what’s going on in South Florida.

At 1253pm, ET, Naples was reporting a temperature of 60 degrees with overcast skies. A strong area of low pressure that sits off the coast of Labrador is generating a vigorous northwesterly flow through the Great Lakes, producing the aforementioned snows. Additionally, the low is producing a cold front that swings around the Atlantic Coast, down the Gulf Stream and is clipping south Florida, generating the clouds Naples is seeing right now, and allowing temperatures to dip well below normal in the Sunshine state.
There are a few showers embedded within the thick clouds, thought they predominantly lie south and east of line from Fort Lauderdale to Everglades City, and it appears as though Naples will stay dry today. The energy and instability that the boundary has brought to south Florida will linger in the Florida Straights, leaving a remnant trough to feast on Tropical moisture. Weak upper level troughing in Alabama and Georgia will draw some of the instability back north, leading to a more summer like pattern over south Florida. Expect afternoon thunderstorms to be fairly widespread on Friday, with increasing clouds leading up to them on Thursday.
Tomorrow – Clearing early, with increasing clouds late, High 76, Low 52
Friday – Scattered showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon, High 79, Low 65

TWC: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 76, Low 50
Friday – Showers High 78, Low 59

AW: Tomorrow – Partly sunny and warmer High 75, Low 53
Friday – Periods of clouds and sunshine with a passing shower High 79, Low 62

NWS: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 74, Low 55
Friday – Mostly Cloudy, High 76, Low 62

WB: Tomorrow – Mostly sunny High 75, Low 55
Friday – Mostly Cloudy, High 78, Low 62

WN: Tomorrow – Partly Cloudy High 75, Low 55
Friday – Mostly cloudy, High 77, Low 63

Looks like I am going a big warmer than everyone else. I’ve learned to trust models in south Florida, so that’s which way I’m going. Here is the radar, showing a few showers.

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