Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Have the rain gear at hand this Monday!
South Florida we have deep tropical moisture in place which will continue to provide for some anytime downpours and the possibility of seeing street flooding of urban areas. So when will see improvements? An area of high pressure is expected to build West over the Southeast United States, we will see the deep moisture move away and drier conditions around. In fact, the drier air could bring in some Saharan dust for Wednesday and Thursday. By Friday and the upcoming weekend, typical rain chances of seeing afternoon storms will be possible.
Tropical Update: We are tracking two systems.
1) Tropical Storm Ernesto is located in the Central Caribbean Sea less than 350 East of Isla Roatan in Honduras. Once it enters into the Northwestern Caribbean Sea it could intensify into a stronger tropical storm or maybe become a hurricane before making landfall between Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula on Wednesday morning. Right now the latest forecast track is being conservative with the intensity in the long run. Watches and warnings are in place. There is even a hurricane watch in place for parts of Belize to the Yucatan in anticipation of Ernesto strengthening.
2) Tropical Depression Florence... Boy this one has a tough road ahead. It really does not look good on satellite imagery and there are barely thunderstorms wrapping around the center of circulation. Sustained winds are at 35mph and the system is expected to become an open area of low pressure by the of the week in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. It will just remain a concern for the shipping lanes.
Have a wonderful start to the work week and make it a safe one!
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