South Florida will see showers and storms as fall begins on Friday afternoon. After a few early showers, Friday features some sun, a moderate risk of dangerous rip currents at Broward and Miami-Dade beaches (a high risk off Palm Beach County) and periods of passing showers and storms. Highs on Friday will be in the low 90s.
Saturday will bring additional showers and storms, an elevated risk of rip currents at the Atlantic beaches, and periods of sun and clouds. Saturday’s highs will be in the low 90s.
We’ll see sun, clouds, and passing showers and storms on Sunday. Sunday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
The wet pattern continues for one more day on Monday before drier air seeps in. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
Hurricane Maria’s eye was approaching the Turks and Caicos early Friday as the powerful hurricane slams the islands. At 5 am, Maria was located near 21.6 North, 70.6 West, and was moving northwest at 7 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 125 miles per hour. Maria is forecast to move well east of Florida and pass between the southeast U.S. coast and Bermuda in a few days.
Elsewhere, Jose is now a post-tropical cyclone but continues to bring tropical storm force winds, heavy rain, and rough surf to Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Nantucket. At 5 am Friday, Jose was located near 39.7 North, 68.7 West, and was inching west at 2 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 50 miles per hour.