Happy Labor Day
Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Happy Labor Day South Florida! The weather is looking great as many of you are off from work and school. We have high pressure in place stretching from the Gulf of Mexico into the Western Atlantic Ocean and it should keep our weather pretty quiet, but we can't rule out seeing passing coastal showers once the breeze becomes well established out of the East in the afternoon. Also, a random thunderstorm is possible out West with the developing sea breeze.
On Tuesday, we will experience a change in the forecast. High pressure will weaken some and an upper-level low in the Bahamas will move our way. This will drag added tropical moisture and humidity from the South to help fuel additional showers and thunderstorms. In fact, a better chance of rain will be in the forecast and possibly linger through Wednesday.
As we end the week, our typical summer pattern is what we can expect with seasonal heat and afternoon inland thunderstorms.
1) Tropical Storm Leslie has had little change in strength. It is trying to battle some shear (a.k.a. strong upper-level winds) and if it can over come it, then it can easily strengthen into a hurricane because there is plenty of warm waters in the Atlantic. Right now sustained winds are at 60 mph and it is located less than 600 miles South-Southeast of Bermuda. The latest forecast track has it strengthening into a category one hurricane over the weekend moving through or close to Bermuda.
2) Small area of low pressure located over 1200 miles Northwest of the Cape Verde Islands is producing limited showers and thunderstorms. Gradual development is possible during the next few days as it moves West at 10 mph. The National Hurricane Center is giving it a medium chance to develop into the next system of 2012.
Have a wonderful and safe Labor Day South Florida!
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