Labor Day Weekend
Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
This Labor Day Weekend promises to be a nice one South Florida. High pressure will be the feature to thank for the weather that awaits...
Saturday: High pressure will be rather weak. We will have a weak front fade over North Florida and it will allow for our steering winds to be mainly out of the West-Southwest. This will help bubble up a few more clouds Saturday afternoon and maybe push the sea breeze showers to the metropolitan areas of Broward and Miami-Dade.
Sunday through Labor Day: The area of high pressure will reinforce itself over the Southeast United States and allow drier air to work into South Florida from the Bahamas. This will keep up us under mostly sunny skies, typically hot temperatures and a nice ocean breeze. The sea breeze showers will stay well out West. Therefore, if your plans have you beach and boating conditions will be favorable. Swimmers keep in mind when we have an ocean breeze we see rip currents. Make sure you swim at guarded beaches! Also, during the Summer months be sure to have extra bottles of water at hand to stay hydrated.
1) Tropical Storm Leslie is getting stronger with sustained winds at 65mph located less than 940 miles East of the Leeward Islands. The latest satellite imagery is showing that it is more symmetrical and better organized. Based on the forecast track and intensity, Leslie should be a category one hurricane soon bypassing the Lesser Antilles by turning to the North over the weekend. By the middle of next week, Bermuda could have a hurricane near their vicinity, which is why they should closely monitor Leslie.
2) Hurricane Kirk is a category one hurricane not bothering any land areas. It looks like over the weekend it will steadily weaken as it enters into the cold waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean.
3) Isaac was downgraded to a depression Thursday afternoon and by the evening became a remnant area of low pressure. It is no longer being followed by The National Hurricane Center. In fact, the remnants are only being monitored for additional added rainfall over Louisiana and the nations midsection.
Have a wonderful long weekend South Florida and make it a safe one!
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