South Florida will see clouds and showers on Sunday as we watch the tropics. Sunday features plenty of clouds and passing showers and storms associated with the disturbance that’s now back over the Atlantic. Highs on Sunday will be near 90 degrees, but sticky conditions will make it feel quite a bit hotter.
Clouds, showers, and storms will linger on Monday. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Tuesday will see more sun and fewer showers and storms. Tuesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast and in the low 90s elsewhere.
Wednesday will bring a mix of sun and clouds with some afternoon showers and storms. Wednesday’s highs will be in the upper 80s along the Gulf coast and the low 90s in the east coast metro area.
Thursday will feature more widespread showers and storms but periods of sun as well. Highs on Thursday will be near 90 degrees.
In the busy tropics, we now have Tropical Storm Dorian in the central Atlantic, which is moving toward the Lesser Antilles. At 5 am Sunday, Dorian was located near 11.0 North, 51.6 West, about 555 miles east-southeast of Barbados. Dorian was moving west at 13 miles per hour, and maximum sustained winds were 40 miles per hour. A tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados early on Sunday, and additional watches and warnings should be issued later in the day. Dorian could still reach hurricane strength before reaching the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday, but dry air in the mid-levels of the atmosphere could slow its strengthening. Hispaniola and Puerto Rico could feel the impacts of Dorian later in the week.
And the disturbance we’ve been watching closer to home is now in the Atlantic off the Florida Treasure Coast. This disturbance still has a high chance of developing into a subtropical or tropical depression as it moves into the open Atlantic, remaining well off the southeast U.S. coast.