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Tropics Continue Active

The tropics continue active this weekend, with Tropical Storm Erika moving west-northwestward near Cuba, and three named storms in the Pacific: Ignacio, Jimena, and Kilo. Interests in an near Florida should monitor Erika, and interests in and near the main Hawaiian Islands should monitor Ignacio.
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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Winter Havens Gilbert Airport (KGIF)

Lat: 28.06°NLon: 81.76°WElev: 141ft.

Fog/Mist

74°F

23°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed N 3 mph
Barometer 30.06 in (1017.6 mb)
Dewpoint 74°F (23°C)
Visibility 5.00 mi
Last update 29 Aug 2:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Polk City FL

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light east wind.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 74 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Partly Sunny
    then T-storms
    Likely

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East northeast wind around 6 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 99. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 90 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind 5 to 11 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 8 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 88 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South southeast wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South southwest wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 89 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 75 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Light east wind.
Saturday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 98. Calm wind becoming east southeast around 6 mph in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East northeast wind around 6 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 90. Heat index values as high as 99. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Sunday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. East wind 5 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 88. East wind 8 to 10 mph becoming west southwest in the morning. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New rainfall amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.
Monday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. South southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 89. South southwest wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Southeast wind 6 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Wednesday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Wednesday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Thursday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 90. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Thursday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 75. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 91. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
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Point Forecast:
Polk City FL
 28.18°N 81.81°W (Elev. 148 ft)
8:24 pm EDT Aug 28, 2015
3am EDT Aug 29, 2015-6pm EDT Sep 4, 2015
 
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