Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
The all important weekend is finally here South Florida and I bet you are wondering whether it will rain or shine?...
I think we will see a mix of sunshine and rain in the form of isolated storms in the afternoon. Overall, a seasonal summer weekend!
We have an of high pressure located over the Southeast United States stretching into the Western Atlantic Ocean responsible for our seasonal summer pattern. Therefore, look for early sunshine and the occasional passing sprinkle. By the afternoon, with fairly light winds in place and the sea breeze developing, we will see slow moving showers and storms pop-up. The good news is... if your plans have you beach and boating bound... conditions will be just right. More of the same pattern will be around through early next week.
1) Tropical Storm Helene was classified Friday afternoon off the coast of Mexico and the government of Mexico has issued a tropical storm warning from Barra de Nautla to La Cruz. The center of Helene will make landfall in the warning area on Saturday and dissipate altogether in 72 hours. However, the main threat from Helene will be the heavy rainfall which will continue even when it will move inland and eventually weaken.
2) Tropical Storm Gordon remains with sustained winds at 65mph and the government of Portugal has issued a tropical storm watch for the Central and Eastern Azores. This system is no longer expected to become a hurricane and will move through the Azores as a tropical storm and then get downgraded to a depression or remnant area of low pressure by the time it reaches Portugal early next week.
3) A tropical wave located midway between the Cape Verde Islands and the West coast of Africa is producing disorganized showers and storms. The National Hurricane Center is giving it a low potential to develop as it continues to move West at 15-20mph. Most computer models have it curving North before reaching the Lesser Antilles. We have plenty of time to monitor this tropical wave.
Have a wonderful weekend South Florida and make it a safe one!
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