Into the Weekend
Posted by Phil Ferro
Maybe a Stray Thunderstorm
Partly cloudy skies will stick around South Florida as we cruise into the weekend. A frontal boundary to the north of Lake Okeechobee will bring chances of isolated showers from Friday night into the weekend. Expect a chance of afternoon and early evening thunderstorms on Saturday and Sunday. As the frontal boundary clears out, we will see mostly sunny skies on Monday.
Eyes on the Tropics
Tropical depression eight moved inland over eastern Mexico, near Tampico, Friday afternoon. This system is expected to bring 3-5" of rainfall with isolated spots seeing up to 10" in Veracruz and Tamaulipas. Life-threatening flash flooding and mudslides will be the main impacts. As the storm moves farther inland, it is expected to degrade to a remnant low this weekend.
Despite being written off Thursday night, the remnants of Gabrielle are being monitored north of the eastern Dominican Republic. As this cluster of thunderstorms move to the north, it has a medium chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 3-5 days.
Additionally, an area of low pressure about 500 miles south of Bermuda has a low chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 3-5 days as it is expected to merge with a front.
Down the road
A tropical wave off the coast of west Africa is expected to move into the Atlantic Ocean within a couple of days. By next week, this disturbance has a high, 60%, chance of developing into a tropical cyclone over the next 3-5 days.