The weather service is expecting typical August weather over the weekend with sun and clouds, temperatures in the high 90s and a chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon.

Saturday will start well, with mostly sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s and 80s.

Temperatures will climb into the 90s in the afternoon and the heat index will return to the triple digits across the region.

The afternoon and evening will be warm enough for thunderstorms.

Expect a daily storm in Southwest Florida ahead of the work week. Otherwise, temperatures are expected to drop slightly with highs in the low to mid 90s and lows in the low 70s.

In the tropics, we are tracking Tropical Storm Danielle and Tropical Storm Earl.

Danielle weakened a bit overnight and was downgraded to a tropical storm. It is expected to regain hurricane strength during the next few days as it turns to the northeast.

Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Earl formed overnight northeast of the Leeward Islands. Earl is forecast to move northwest over the next few days before turning northeast later this week.

Neither Daniel nor Earl pose a threat to the United States and are predicted to remain at sea only disturbing fish. Otherwise, there is nothing to worry about in the tropics.

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