Is Miami weather over with hurricane and storm warnings? Here’s what to expect this week
Flying debris, downed trees and power outages were the highlights of stormy weather in South Florida this weekend.
Should we expect more weather alerts this week after Sunday’s tornado warnings?
Here’s what to expect in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and Palm Beach:
Strong storms could bring heavy rain, damaging wind gusts, hail and tornadoes on Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Miami.
The hurricane threat covers Homestead to Boca Raton, but the risk is “limited.” There are four levels of risk, from the lowest limited level to the maximum maximum level.
There is expected to be an “elevated” risk of thunderstorms, wind and hail throughout nearly all of Miami-Dade County and the Fort Lauderdale area of Broward County, while the risk will remain “limited” for the rest of South Florida.
Expect north winds of 5 to 15 mph, becoming westerlies with gusts up to 20 mph Monday afternoon in some areas. 90% rain is expected with high temperatures in the 70s.
“Secure any loose items outdoors that could become projectiles,” Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Chief Erika Benitez said in a video statement. “Consider postponing outdoor activities until conditions improve.”
This should be followed by a mostly cloudy night with west winds 5 to 10 mph, increasing to 15 to 20 mph after midnight. Rainfall chances are expected to drop to between 20%-50%, and are expected to fall into the mid-50s.
Hazardous beach conditions will continue through midweek.
The rest of the work week
High rip current risks, high waves and minor coastal flooding are possible Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.
Marine hazards are expected to be “severe” Tuesday through Wednesday with sustained or frequent winds equal to or greater than 50 knots and/or seas of 12 feet or greater.
A high risk of life-threatening rip currents is expected Tuesday through Friday.
The next few days should remain windy — especially Tuesday — with winds of 15 mph to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph at times.
On Tuesday, highs are expected to reach the upper 60s with a 50% chance of rain in the Fort Lauderdale area. At night, temperatures are expected to reach the lows in the mid-50s, with a 40% chance of rain in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
The stormy weather is expected to continue Wednesday with winds of 15 to 20 mph and gusts of up to 25 mph in the Miami area. It’s expected to be a sunny day with highs in the 70s.
Do not forget that the risk of high waves, rip currents and marine dangers will continue on Wednesday.
At night, the weather should be mostly clear with lows in the upper 50s.
2/5 4 AM: Another day of active weather in South Florida with strong to severe thunderstorms possible. The general timing of rain and thunderstorms is from this morning to this afternoon. Stay tuned for updates, and remember that you have a way to receive warnings! #flux pic.twitter.com/BtM0v4kpbw
– NWS Miami (@NWSMiami) February 5, 2024
Thursday and Friday
The risk of rip currents will continue through Friday, but the risk of high surf and offshore hazards will begin to diminish on Thursday.
Expect a pair of partly cloudy days Thursday and Friday with highs in the mid 70s and lows in the mid 60s.