The front over central Florida brings a stormy weekend
Highest temperature today: 88 degrees
Lowest temperature tonight: 75 degrees
Major climate concerns:
It looks to be a stormy weekend with several showers and storms expected on Saturday and Sunday. A front has stalled over central Florida and will bring good rain chances along the coast and inland through the afternoon. While severe weather is unlikely, heavy rain, frequent lightning and localized flooding are possible. The area most likely to experience flooding issues will be the coastal areas of Volusia and Brevard County. Thanks to clouds and rain, high temperatures will mostly rise to the mid 80s this weekend.
Although waves will drop to 4-6 feet this weekend, the risk of high rip currents will continue. Swimming is not recommended even for the most able swimmers. In addition to the risk of rip currents, storms are possible along the coast today starting in the morning and continuing into the afternoon. The strongest storms may dump 1-2 inches of storm surge, produce gusty winds, and frequent lightning.
A humid day in the parks with temperatures rising to near 88. Scattered showers and storms likely in the early afternoon (by 12 p.m.). When thunder roars, go inside!
Potential storm chances will continue on Sunday as the stalled front remains nearby. The system in the southeast will push this front north on Sunday and increase the chances of rain again as humidity levels rise. A front will move across Florida by Monday and will briefly reduce rain chances to start the week. Looking ahead, an upper level drop could bring more unsettled weather into the weekend (along with cold temperatures). The chances of rain will increase until the end of the week and continue until the end of next week. Highs will move from the upper 80s to mid 80s.
Track the tropics:
The tropics remain crowded here in mid-September. Lee is now a post-tropical cyclone and is expected to make landfall in Nova Scotia on Saturday. Dangerous surf will continue along the Atlantic coast through this weekend thanks to Lee. Tropical Storm Margot remains at sea and will not affect any landmass. Tropical Depression 15 developed on Friday and is expected to become our next storm before the end of the weekend. Her name will be Ny-gel. Elsewhere, another tropical wave off the west coast of Africa will develop 30% over the next seven days.
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