Weekend Sun & Storms
Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
This weekend we will see sun and storms South Florida.
There is not a very strong area of high pressure over us and steering winds are out of the South-Southwest... This is pumping warm and moist air where we will see the sea breeze storms push over the populated areas of Miami-Dade and Broward. Look for early sunshine and then those storms to pop-up.
Are there any changes in the near future with our weather? At the moment no change is expected. Continue to look for our seasonal summer pattern with sun and afternoon storms... Temperature wise, lows will be in the middle to upper 70s and highs in the low 90s.
1) Tropical Depression Helene has moved inland South of Tampico, Mexico. It has weakened considerably inland, which is why it was downgraded. Helene is expected to hug the coast of Mexico throughout the next 48 to 72 hours where it will rain itself out. Rain is the main concern at the moment because the potential for seeing land and mudslides is high for the region. The tropical storm warning was discontinued.
2) Hurricane Gordon is looking so good on satellite imagery. An eye is visible indicating that it is stronger. In fact, as of Saturday morning sustained winds have increased to 80mph. It is moving East at 18mph and expected to weaken in the next 24 hours to a tropical storm as it moves through the Azores. By the middle of next week, it should be downgraded to a depression, then a remnant area of low pressure nearing Portugal. The Government of Portugal has issued a hurricane warning for the Central and Eastern Azores.
3) A tropical wave a few hundred miles Southwest of the Cape Verde Islands is producing more showers and storms. Conditions seem favorable for gradual development, which is why The National Hurricane Center is giving it a medium chance of becoming our next system. It will continue to move West between 15-20mph. Computer models have it curving North either close to the Lesser Antilles or in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the next five days. We have plenty of time to watch it.
Have a wonderful weekend South Florida and make it a safe one!
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