In the tropics, Kirk is back as a tropical storm. At 5 am Wednesday, Tropical Storm Kirk was located near 11.8 North, 52.7 West, and was moving west at 18 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour. Tropical storm warnings are up for Barbados and St. Lucia. Kirk will bring heavy rain and gusty winds to the islands on Thursday, even as it begins to encounter strong wind shear. Kirk is expected to weaken into a depression in a few days.
South Florida will see another typical early autumn day on Wednesday, with plenty of sun and showers moving east to west. Look for early morning showers blowing into the east coast metro area. Then we’ll see afternoon showers and storms developing along the Atlantic sea breeze and moving west into the interior and the Gulf coast. Highs on Wednesday will be near 90 degrees along the Atlantic coast and the low 90s elsewhere.
Thursday will feature more of the same — early east coast showers, sun and clouds, and afternoon showers and storms concentrated in the interior and at Gulf coast locations. Thursday’s highs will be near 90 degrees along the east coast and the low 90s elsewhere.
Friday will continue the pattern of hot sun, early showers in the east, and afternoon showers and storms well to the west. Friday’s highs will be mostly in the low 90s.
Saturday’s forecast includes sun and clouds, those early east coast showers, and afternoon showers and storms mostly along the Gulf coast and in the interior. Saturday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Don’t look for a change on Sunday. We’ll see early Atlantic coast showers, sun and clouds, and afternoon sea breeze showers (and a few storms) mainly in the interior and along the Gulf coast. Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees.
Elsewhere, the area of low pressure off the North Carolina coast has a low chance of developing and is moving away. But it continues to bring rough surf to North Carolina’s coast. And the remnants of Leslie have a high chance of redeveloping in the open Atlantic during the next 5 days.