Posted by Phil Ferro
More Sunshine on the Way
We'll see partly cloudy skies Thursday night with a slight chance of showers extending from Broward County to the Keys. An upper low is still over South Florida, but the feature is fading as drier air filters in from the west side of the sunshine state. As the drier air continues to move in, expect partly cloudy skies into Labor Day weekend. There will be a slight chance of storms coupled with sizzling highs in the low to mid 90s. Our storm chances will increase on Monday for the unofficial last day of summer.
Eyes on the Tropics
The National Hurricane Center is eyeing a broad low associated with a large area of clouds and storms from a tropical wave moving off the west coast of Africa. As the system tracks westward towards the Cape Verde Islands, it has a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 5 days.
A weak tropical wave, less than a 1000 miles east of the Lesser Antilles, is showing lower chances of the developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 5 days as chances are at 20%.
If these systems develop, the models favor both features staying in the open waters of the Atlantic.