Forecast: Tracking isolated rain and some Saharan dust
Forecast: Tracking isolated rain and some Saharan dust

Southwest Florida's forecast this evening looks a little quieter than normal when it comes to rain for the middle of the month of July.

Weather Blog: Barry makes landfall, weakens to tropical storm
Weather Blog: Barry makes landfall, weakens to tropical storm

Tropical Storm Barry has been upgraded to Hurricane Barry

Tropical update: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico
Tropical update: Tropical Storm Barry forms in the Gulf of Mexico

Tropical Storm Barry has formed in the Gulf of Mexico and is forecast to continue strengthening.

Weather Blog: Hurricane watch for Louisiana coast
Weather Blog: Hurricane watch for Louisiana coast

A hurricane watch and a storm surge watch are now in place for much of coastal Louisiana, including New Orleans, because of the tropical system churning in the Gulf of Mexico

Weather Blog: What's driving this system?
Weather Blog: What's driving this system?

Not that we're complaining, but if it's forming so close to Florida, why is it moving away from us?

Weather Blog: Weather pattern shake up possible next week
Weather Blog: Weather pattern shake up possible next week

What's going on is that forecast models are suggesting a broad area of low pressure, a storm system if you will, will attempt spinning up off of a front pushing into the southeastern United States.

Weather Blog: When can the US see a total solar eclipse again?
Weather Blog: When can the US see a total solar eclipse again?

When a total solar eclipse happens, which on average is about every 18 months, the moon finds itself directly between the sun and Earth.

Weather blog: How's it possible for 3 feet of hail to fall in Mexico?
Weather blog: How's it possible for 3 feet of hail to fall in Mexico?

The internet is buzzing today as astonishing images of hail, in some cases more than three-feet deep, hit the web from the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico.

Weather Blog: Asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower passes by Earth
Weather Blog: Asteroid the size of the Eiffel Tower passes by Earth

An asteroid more than 1,000 feet across, or roughly the height of the Eiffel Tower, is passing by Earth today.  

Weather Blog: Naples breaks record with warmest June day since 1985
Weather Blog: Naples breaks record with warmest June day since 1985

Naples is back in the weather record book after warming to a sweltering 98 degrees today. 

Weather Blog: Bring on the heat? The record says SWFL is getting warmer
Weather Blog: Bring on the heat? The record says SWFL is getting warmer

This weekend in Southwest Florida will be stiflingly hot, but in this edition of the weather blog, we're talking about a different kind of warming. 

What causes a double rainbow? We break down the bows
What causes a double rainbow? We break down the bows

Many people in Fort Myers felt the rain Friday, but afterward, they experienced a beloved weather phenomenon known as a double rainbow.

Weather Blog: Myth vs. reality about lightning
Weather Blog: Myth vs. reality about lightning

More people die from lightning strikes in Florida than any other state, an average of 8 to 9 per year over the last several decades

Weather Blog: What can the GFS upgrade do for hurricane forecasts?
Weather Blog: What can the GFS upgrade do for hurricane forecasts?

The big change in the GFS is a new core called FV3, which means the GFS has a newer, better way to simulate how the air will behave.

Weather Blog: What's up with the rain lately?
Weather Blog: What's up with the rain lately?

You're probably asking yourself: what's going on? Where's my rain?

Tracking the Tropics: Monitoring storms near Mexico
Tracking the Tropics: Monitoring storms near Mexico

A strong cluster of thunderstorms is sitting right over Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.

Weather Blog: What exactly is the heat index?
Weather Blog: What exactly is the heat index?

The NBC2 First Alert Storm Team has issued a HEAT ALERT for this Memorial Day weekend

NBC2 Weather First Alert: Heat Alert issued for Memorial Day weekend
NBC2 Weather First Alert: Heat Alert issued for Memorial Day weekend

As of this morning, we are expecting a high of 97-degrees Sunday

Tropical Update: First named storm of 2019 season is here
Tropical Update: First named storm of 2019 season is here

The first named storm of the 2019 hurricane season, Subtropical Storm Andrea, developed Monday afternoon.

Tracking the Tropics: Odds increase for an early-named storm
Tracking the Tropics: Odds increase for an early-named storm

A cluster of thunderstorms could be named Andrea if they become a subtropical or tropical storm.

Tracking the Tropics: Another early area to watch
Tracking the Tropics: Another early area to watch

The National Hurricane Center is keying in on another area to watch next week for tropical activity.

Tracking the Tropics: An early area to watch nearby
Tracking the Tropics: An early area to watch nearby

NBC 2 First Alert meteorologists are watching an area of disturbed weather in The Bahamas.

Weather Blog: Stormy Friday, what you need to know
Weather Blog: Stormy Friday, what you need to know

For the first time in several weeks, a potent cold front will bring the threat of severe weather to Florida.

Weather Blog: The names Florence and Michael are retired
Weather Blog: The names Florence and Michael are retired

There are now 88 retired storm names, and 10 are from the last five seasons. 

Weather Blog: Why is everyone talking about a bomb cyclone?
Weather Blog: Why is everyone talking about a bomb cyclone?

Like many weather phrases, it's often explained poorly or not at all in media. Let's clear up what it is and why you should pay attention if a bomb cyclone is near you in the future.

NWS issues Wind Chill Advisory for DeSoto County
NWS issues Wind Chill Advisory for DeSoto County

Wind chill "feel-like" temperatures could drop below 35 degrees in areas of DeSoto County early Wednesday morning.

Weather Blog: Naples sets all-time record high for February
Weather Blog: Naples sets all-time record high for February

Naples warmed to 90 degrees this afternoon setting two record high-temperature readings in the city.

Soggy Sunday expected in Southwest Florida
Soggy Sunday expected in Southwest Florida

The rainiest day Southwest Florida has since November of 2018 is expected on Sunday.

When to look for the Super Blood Wolf Moon in Southwest Florida
When to look for the Super Blood Wolf Moon in Southwest Florida

If you're willing to stay up late this weekend, you can see something pretty neat in the skies over Southwest Florida. The Super Blood Wolf Moon will rise as many are going to bed on Sunday night. Why does this full moon have such a crazy name? It all has

What to expect from the weekend storm
What to expect from the weekend storm

Southwest Florida will experience a strong cold front this weekend.

Smoky smell and haze moving over Lee County from inland fire
Smoky smell and haze moving over Lee County from inland fire

A 2,000 acre controlled burn in Hendry County is lofting the notable smell of smoke and hazy sky conditions over most of Lee County this evening.

Weather Blog: Dangerous boating weather late this week
Weather Blog: Dangerous boating weather late this week

A potent storm system capable of severe weather and dangerous marine conditions will be over Southwest Florida on Thursday.

Weather Blog: Windy weather developing by Thursday
Weather Blog: Windy weather developing by Thursday

Heads up! Windy weather with the potential of sustained wind at or above 20 mph is possible in Southwest Florida by Thursday.

Update: Tropical wave no longer expected to strengthen
Update: Tropical wave no longer expected to strengthen

There are some positive developments with a tropical wave we've been tracking since early last weekend.

Tracking the Tropics: Oscar becomes 8th Atlantic hurricane of 2018
Tracking the Tropics: Oscar becomes 8th Atlantic hurricane of 2018

Oscar was upgraded to a 75 mph hurricane Sunday afternoon, making it the eighth hurricane of the 2018 Atlantic season.

Weather Blog: How El Niño will impact dry season this year
Weather Blog: How El Niño will impact dry season this year

Every fall season as temperatures cool across the country, Florida gets to bask in the knowledge that our weather over the next few months will make a lot of people up north pretty jealous.

Weather Blog: When is our next cold front coming?
Weather Blog: When is our next cold front coming?

Before we talk about when the next cold front will arrive, though, it wouldn't hurt to brush up on what they actually are...

Tropical Storm Nadine not a threat to land
Tropical Storm Nadine not a threat to land

No land masses are in the path of Tropical Storm Nadine, the latest named system to form in the Atlantic Ocean basin this year.

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