South Florida is under a flood watch until 11 am on Saturday as tropical rain continues to move through. We could see up to 4 inches of rain during the next few days, with even larger amounts in some locations. Thursday features passing showers and storms, with heavy downpours in spots. Highs on Thursday will be in the upper 80s.
The low that’s been responsible for the rain moves slowly away on Friday, but moisture lingers. It will be another day of clouds, showers, and storms, with downpours and localized flooding in spots. Friday’s highs will be in the upper 80s.
Plenty of tropical moisture remains, and the weekend will bring clouds, showers, and storms, with a bit of sun. Highs on both Saturday and Sunday will be in the upper 80s.
Look for periods of sun, more clouds, and passing showers and storms on Monday. Monday’s highs will be near 90 degrees.
In the tropics, the low/wave that is bringing us rain has a low chance of developing into a depression. Tropical Storm Harvey is approaching the Texas coast, and it will bring up to 12 inches of rain to parts of Texas, including Houston, as it lingers over the weekend and beyond. At 5 am Thursday, Harvey was located near 23.2 North, 92.8 West, and was moving north at 10 miles per hour. Maximum sustained winds were 45 miles per hour, and some strengthening is likely.
Here in South Florida, we can’t forget Hurricane Andrew, which made landfall 25 years ago today. That storm literally changed lives. Our hope is that it remains a lesson in why we all need to take hurricane preparation seriously.