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Scattered showers and storms

We are back into a fairly typical Southwest Florida summer time storm pattern. Light easterly winds start the day, and will run up against the afternoon sea breeze. There will be scattered showers and storms popping up through the afternoon and evening hours. These storms will again bring heavy downFull story

Sultry weather continues

The sultry weather will continue for the rest of the week in Southwest Florida. This is because of the westerly, onshore wind coming from the Gulf of Mexico. This will stay in place through the first half of the weekend. Full story

Freshwater releases from Okeechobee impacting SWFL

Scientists say the impact on Southwest Florida beaches from freshwater releases from Lake Okeechobee is the worst it's been in years -- and the end result is easy to see: algae, dead tape grass and red-tinted waterline the coast of Fort Myers Beach and Sanibel. Full story

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A rescued manatee, suffering from exposure to Red Tide in Southwest Florida, comes up for air as it swims into a critical care tank during treatment at Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo in Tampa, Florida
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