Dangerous Heat Wave for the West; Severe Storms and Heavy Rain for Upper Midwest

A sweltering and long duration heat wave will build across the West this weekend through much of next week. Excessive heat warnings/watches along with heat advisories are in effect from the Southwest to the Northwest. Dangerous heat is also persisting across the southern Plains. Meanwhile, severe storms are likely in the Upper Midwest with heavy rain/flooding, damaging winds, hail, and tornadoes. Read More >

Current conditions at

Punta Gorda, Charlotte County Airport (KPGD)

Lat: 26.92°NLon: 81.99°WElev: 23ft.

Partly Cloudy

87°F

31°C

Humidity 72%
Wind Speed Vrbl 5 mph
Barometer 30.04 in (1017.0 mb)
Dewpoint 77°F (25°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index99°F (37°C)
Last update 14 Aug 10:53 am EDT
Extended Forecast for

Punta Gorda FLSimilar City Names

  • Today

    Today: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 103. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 40%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 94 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Light and variable wind.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 93 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2am.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8am.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 50%.

    Scattered
    T-storms

    High: 92 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Isolated showers and thunderstorms.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 77 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 92 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm.  Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm  in the evening.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    T-storms
    Likely then
    Isolated
    T-storms

    Low: 76 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm.  Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Scattered
    T-storms then
    T-storms
    Likely

    High: 92 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 94. Heat index values as high as 103. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 40%.
Tonight
Scattered showers and thunderstorms, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Light and variable wind. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 93. Heat index values as high as 102. Calm wind becoming southwest around 6 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New rainfall amounts of less than a tenth of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
Saturday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms before 2am. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Sunday
Scattered showers and thunderstorms after 8am. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 8 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 50%.
Sunday Night
Isolated showers and thunderstorms. Partly cloudy, with a low around 77. West wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Monday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming west southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Monday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. West wind around 6 mph becoming calm in the evening. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly after 2pm. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Calm wind becoming southwest 5 to 9 mph in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tuesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly before 8pm. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Wednesday
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Mostly sunny, with a high near 92. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Wednesday Night
Showers and thunderstorms likely. Partly cloudy, with a low around 76. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Thursday
Showers and thunderstorms. High near 92. Chance of precipitation is 80%.
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Point Forecast:
Punta Gorda FLSimilar City Names
 26.9°N 82.05°W (Elev. 3 ft)
3:43 am EDT Aug 14, 2020
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