S. Florida Sun & Active Tropics
Posted by Karlene Chavis
Sunny side of Friday and Saturday
Drier air will be filtering into South Florida as an upper level low responsible for the clouds and showers early this week moves northward. For Friday and Saturday, expect partly sunny skies with inland storms possible during the afternoon and early evening hours. A frontal boundary is expected to drop and stall in central Florida and increase rain chances Sunday and into the start of next week.
Eyes on the Tropics
* The ninth tropical storm of the season has formed in the Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Ingrid is slowly moving towards the east coast of Mexico near Veracruz. A tropical storm warning is in effect for areas near Cabo Rojo. A tropical storm watch is in effect from north of Cabo Rojo to La Pesca. The system is expected to bring 10-15", possible 20", of rain to areas near Oaxaca.
* Additionally, the first hurricane of the 2013 Atlantic season, Hurricane Humberto is still spinning in the open waters of the Atlantic as a tropical storm. Over 3000 miles from South Florida and over 700 miles northwest of the Cape Verde Islands, this system is expected to keep weakening into the weekend.
* Tropical Depression Gabrielle is moving over 200 miles southeast of Nantucket, Massachusetts. As this system tracks to the north-northeast, it is expected to bring rain to Atlantic Canada as it moving towards Nova Scotia by Friday night.