Summer sun, plus tropics
Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Summer sunshine is expected today once again and I know that is exactly what everyone wants to hear especially if you are on vacation. If you were wondering if you can hit the beach or do any boating conditions are favorable. There is only a slight risk of rip currents and no boating advisories at present time. However, if you are going to soak up the South Florida sun, do so responsibly. The UV index is extreme and applying sunscreen will be important. Also, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
The weather is nice due to an area of high pressure. By the afternoon, the breeze should pick up along the coast pushing the sea breeze showers and storms well inland and into Southwest Florida. On Wednesday, high pressure will slip South and our winds will swing around out of the West-Southwest and that will signal a change. Even though our rain chances will be seasonal, our steering flow will be out of the opposite direction. This means the sea breeze driven showers and storms will push to the East coast. Therefore, this pattern will go into Thursday as well.
Over the weekend, high pressure will build back into the region and an onshore breeze will keep conditions seasonal with typical chances for rain. Early Summer sun with isolated spotty storms expected.
Tropics: A distant disturbance located a couple hundred miles South-Southeast of the Cape Verde Islands off the coast of Africa is looking better organized even though shower and thunderstorm activity has decreased in the last couple of hours. This low pressure area only has a small window of opportunity to develop before it encounters a hostile environment in the next 48 hours. There is a batch of African dust ahead and that usually helps keep systems in check or shred them apart. The National Hurricane Center is giving it a medium chance to develop and most of the computer models still have it middle of the Atlantic Ocean 7 days from now. We have plenty of time to watch, if it survives the tough road ahead.
Have a great day and make it a safe one!
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