Happy Thursday, South Florida!
We hope everyone has had a nice week so far. Breezy conditions throughout the week helped temperatures stay under control and near average. This is a very different weather pattern than what South Florida has experienced all summer. Today South Florida has seen some changes though. Slightly lighter wind speeds allowed afternoon high temperatures to reach the mid-90s for some. This left us a few degrees above average for the first time in about a week. While some rain moved into our area late in the day, it was an overall pleasant summer afternoon in South Florida. Tonight, South Florida can still expect some showers and isolated thunderstorms through this evening before becoming quiet late tonight.
After seeing more rain in the forecast today, drier air is expected to move in again, reducing rain chances this weekend and maintaining the typical summer-like weather pattern in South Florida for the upcoming weekend. Rain chances during this time should still be a little lower than what is “typical” for this time of year, which is exactly what we would like to see as we head into the weekend! Onshore winds (winds off the water) will help push any showers and storms that form west of our area each afternoon. While most of the weekend remains more or less the same, South Florida will be keeping a close eye on the tropics as the heat begins to rise after a very quiet start to the season.
There is one area in particular that is of greater concern for South Florida as it looks like some impacts could be felt as we head into next week. Although nothing has formed yet, an area of disturbed weather over Central America is being closely monitored by the National Hurricane Center for possible developments over the next couple of days. This area currently has a moderate chance of development, but development opportunities increase with each update, especially as this area drifts northward near the northwestern Caribbean Sea. The question is: What kind of regime, if any, will we be dealing with next week? While models vary a lot on what we can expect next week, the European model seems a little more aggressive with this, bringing a very healthy and organized tropical system to the Gulf of Mexico at the beginning of next week. The other reliable model, the American model, keeps this disturbance very weak, but it still brings a lot of tropical moisture in our general direction. So, while there is still a lot of disagreement, one thing is certain. South Florida will likely see higher rain chances in the early to middle period next week.
Have a wonderful evening!
WSVN Channel 7 News
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