Most of South Florida missed the effects of Tropical Storm Colin on Monday, but we’ll see some storms on Tuesday even as Colin races away from the Sunshine State. Our Tuesday will begin on the quiet side, but look for developing showers and storms during the afternoon and evening. We’ll see periods of heavy rain, gusty winds, dangerous lightning, and some localized flooding. Tuesday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Showers and storms will remain on Wednesday as Colin’s moisture “tail” and a front to our north funnel moist air into South Florida. We’ll see periods of heavy rain and localized flooding. Highs will be in the upper 80s. The front will stall close to us, and our weather will remain unsettled on Thursday into Friday, so showers and storms will dump more rain over the area. Highs both days will be near 90 degrees. We’ll finally resume our typical summer pattern of mostly inland afternoon storms over the weekend, and highs will be around the 90 degree mark.
Tropical Storm Colin made landfall overnight near the Big Bend area of Florida. At 5 am, Colin was located near 31.6 North, 80.6 West, with top winds of 50 miles per hour. It’s zipping northeast at 31 miles per hour and will skirt the Georgia and South Carolina coasts before zooming out to sea.