Watching Wave and T.D. 5
Locally we have our typical Summertime pattern in place, providing for a another hot and humid day. Highs will be in the lower 90's with "feels like " temperatures in the triple digits. This heat and humidity will help trigger the afternoon sea breeze storms, some of them could become strong just like yesterday, so be prepared.
In the tropics we are still watching 2 areas:
First is a tropical wave located over Western Cuba stretching into the Caribbean. Models still show this wave moving west north-west in the next few days. The northern fringe of this wave could increase our rain chances around South Florida as early as Friday afternoon. Again I want to remind you that tropical waves are one of the most difficult weather features to forecast as they can strengthen one minute and then weaken the next.
Next is Newly formed Tropical Depression 5. As of 11am advisory the system is poorly organized and the center is located 450 miles east of the Windward Islands. It is racing toward the west at 20mph and on this track the center of the depression should be near the Windward Islands into Friday. This will bring showers, storms and gust winds to portions of the Windward Islands so the National Hurricane Center has put most of the area under a Tropical Storm Watch as tropical storm conditions are possible. Satellite pictures indicate that the depression is poorly organized and no significant change in intensity is expected in the next day or so. But once this system moves in towards the warm Caribbean waters some strengthening is possible thereafter. Hurricane hunters will be out to investigate the depression later today.
Keep it tuned to the Storm Station for the latest,
Wsvn Morning Meteorologist