Posted by Vivian Gonzalez
Here at home South Florida near record heat is possible in Miami this afternoon. The forecast high is 94 degrees and the old record of 96 was set back in 1940. Our winds are out of the West-Southwest and with our air arriving from the Gulf of Mexico, it will feel steamy. This means the feels like temperatures will range between 100-105 degrees. Therefore, stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water and if you are going to soak up the South Florida sun do so responsibly by applying sunscreen. Make sure to also apply it often!
As far as rain chances are concerned, we are looking at seasonal chances for afternoon storms each day through the weekend. By the weekend, our air will be swinging around out of the South and that means more moisture will be present, so some additional showers are likely.
Tropics: Watching two areas
1) Weak low pressure is located a few hundred miles East of Bermuda. The National Hurricane Center is giving a low potential for development in the next 48 hours. Conditions are expected to become a little more favorable and some development is possible as it enters into the cold waters of the Northern Atlantic Ocean. Some of the computer models show that it could clip the Canadian provinces before completely curving out to the Northern Atlantic.
2) Tropical Storm Dorian is slightly stronger as of 5am advisory. Winds are sustained at 60mph and it is moving West-Northwest at 17 miles per hour, located 700 miles West of the Cape Verde Islands. The forecast track has been nudged a little to North. It looks like it will encounter a weakness in the Bermuda high pressure system located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean that will allow it to slow down in forward speed in the next 2-3 days. Intensity remains the same and they leave it as a tropical storm throughout it's lifespan in 7 days. However, the intensity is subdued to change due to the fact that the models are not accounting for some dry air and higher winds shear ahead. If it can survive those obstacles ahead, then it will hold firm as a tropical system. Interests in Puerto Rico, Hispaniola and the Southeastern Bahamas should closely monitor the progress of Dorian. By Monday-Tuesday of next week, it could near those locations.
Of course keep tuned to your Storm Station on web, on the go and on-air for everything you need to know!
Have a wonderful Thursday South Florida and make it a great one!
WSVN Channel 7