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Hot Weather Over Much of the U.S.

Tuesday may be the first day of September, but it will feel more like July in much of the country. Highs in the low to mid 90s will be common from the central and southern Plains across the southeast and into the mid-Atlantic. Highs over 100 will be common in the desert southwest. The hot weather is expected to continue in many areas through the Labor Day weekend.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Fort Myers, Southwest Florida International Airport (KRSW)

Lat: 26.53°NLon: 81.77°WElev: 30ft.

Fog/Mist

77°F

25°C

Humidity 94%
Wind Speed E 6 mph
Barometer 30.02 in (1016.2 mb)
Dewpoint 75°F (24°C)
Visibility 0.75 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 1 Sep 3:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

6 Miles ENE Port La Belle FL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Calm wind.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 74 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 74. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm.  Increasing clouds, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Chance
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 74 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Light northwest wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind.

    Chance
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable  after midnight.

    Slight Chance
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly clear, with a low around 74. Calm wind.
Tuesday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. Southeast wind 3 to 5 mph.
Tuesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly clear, with a low around 74. Calm wind becoming southeast around 5 mph.
Wednesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2pm. Increasing clouds, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 103. Calm wind.
Wednesday Night
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Calm wind.
Thursday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Light northwest wind.
Thursday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Friday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind.
Friday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. West wind around 5 mph becoming light and variable after midnight.
Saturday
A 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 91.
Saturday Night
A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74.
Labor Day
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
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Point Forecast:
6 Miles ENE Port La Belle FL
 26.79°N 81.32°W
3:16 am EDT Sep 1, 2015
3am EDT Sep 1, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 7, 2015
 
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