Dry, breezy conditions to continue
Posted by Phil Ferro
The amazing weather we have had the past couple of days will continue through the weekend. The area of high pressure that has built around our region will allow for dry and stable condition to linger for another few days . It will keep the wind up across the beach and it could push across an isolated shower at any time. Due to the windy conditions at the beach for this weekend, expect a high risk of rip current for the Atlantic beaches until Sunday evening.
Also for this weekend, along with the windy conditions we also expect to see higher than normal tides, that when coupled with a new moon, could result in
a slight risk of coastal flooding by areas such as Miami Beach and Key Biscayne.
Moving on to the tropics...
Patty has been downgraded to a tropical depression as of Friday night. Currently, It is located a few hundred miles ENE of the Central Bahamas and has maximum sustained winds of 35 mph. Patty has become stationary but a West-Southwestward motion is expected to begin on Saturday. Once Patty begins to move it is expected to become a post tropical remnant low and dissipate by Sunday. No watches or warning are in effect for this system.
Then there is Tropical storm Rafael that is aiming for the Virgin Islands. It could be near Bermuda by the middle of next week.