Jim's Forecast: Late day storms Wednesday; Keeping an eye on the tropics

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(WITN) -- The Tropics
An area of low pressure in the western Caribbean Sea has a 60% chance of being named over the next five days. The weak system will have to be watched for better organization as the low moves from the Caribbean Sea into the Gulf of Mexico late this week. If it is named, it would be the first tropical system of the season and take the name Alberto.

Muggy air and warming temps will take our heat index to around 90 with highs in the mid 80s. Scattered showers and storms will develop from late afternoon into the evening hours as a weak front will drop from the north. The front will also sustain the rain threat into the evening. Unlike the last few days, showers and thunderstorms will be possible after sunset.

Thursday & Friday
High pressure will strengthen off the coast bringing a few generally dry days to the area. Highs will continue to run in the mid 80s with humidities dropping slightly. It will be a minimal change, but should help make for a comfortable Friday morning.