Summer-like weather has returned to the Bay Area, but it will be brief as a strong cool front marches our way by Thursday.

In the meantime heat and humidity will prevail through Thursday and storm chances will increase to 50% Wednesday late and 80% on Thursday. There could be a few strong storms Thursday as the front passes.

That front will usher in much drier air and cool air will lag behind that about 24 hours later. On Saturday morning lows will range from the mid 50s on the Nature Coast to low to mid 60s from Tampa Bay southward. The weekend looks great with sun and pleasant temperatures.

In the tropics, Tropical Storm Karl has formed in the SW Caribbean. It poses no threat to Florida as wind shear and the strong cool front will keep the system at bay in the Bay of Campeche.

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