Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
South Florida the wind is going to be strong through the weekend... You know the drill, beach and boating conditions will not be ideal. Also, it could get a little damp beginning Thursday night. The reason why it could get soggy is because Sandy will be over the Bahamas. Sandy will be weaker and possibly a tropical storm by then, but still will manage to bring bands of rain with it being so close by. Keep that in mind South Florida, most of the models yesterday backed off on rain chances, now they are better in line with the fact tropical moisture will be around through at least early Saturday.
Tropical Update: Tracking Two
1) Tropical Storm Sandy is looking like it is getting stronger in the Caribbean Sea located 342 miles South-Southwest of Kingston, Jamaica. Right now sustained winds are at 45mph and it is finally moving North (but very slowly) at 3 mph. The National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane watch and tropical storm warning for the island of Jamaica because Sandy is expected to strengthen into a Category One hurricane as it moves over or near Jamaica on Wednesday and approach Eastern Cuba Wednesday night.
Once It emerges on Thursday into the Atlantic and aim for the Central Bahamas, South Florida will see gusty winds and damp conditions starting Thursday night. The Bahamas will likely have a weaker Sandy, probably a tropical storm.
2) Tropical Depression Nineteen is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean not bothering anyone and remaining only a concern for the shipping lanes. It could strengthen to Tropical Storm Tony late Tuesday and then weaken (practically fall apart) as it brings some rain to the Azores over the weekend.
Have a wonderful Tuesday South Florida and make it a safe one!
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